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1 December 1991 Generic telescope truss
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This paper describes the structural design, analysis, and load/deflection tests of a generic all- beryllium telescope truss (metering structure). The assembly serves to verify the viability of building lightweight precision mirrors and structures for high performance space-based optics and to measure the integrated performance of state-of-the-art CCD focal planes. It demonstrates the feasibility of manufacturing lightweight and stiff structures that can support high performance optical systems and meet their alignment requirements. The goal of building a telescope worthy of space flight was met.
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Philip Pressel "Generic telescope truss", Proc. SPIE 1532, Analysis of Optical Structures, (1 December 1991); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.48254
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