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28 June 2006 Terrestrial Planet Finder Interferometer technology status and plans
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This paper reviews recent progress with technology being developed for the Terrestrial Planet Finder Interferometer (TPF-I). TPF-I is a mid-infrared space interferometer being designed with the capability of detecting Earth-like planets in the habitable zones around nearby stars. TPF-I is in the early phase of its development. The science requirements of the mission are described along with the current design of the interferometer. The goals of the nulling and formation-flying testbeds are reviewed. Progress with TPF-I technology milestones are highlighted.
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P. R. Lawson, A. Ahmed, R. O. Gappinger, A. Ksendzov, O. P. Lay, S. R. Martin, R. D. Peters, D. P. Scharf, J. K. Wallace, and B. Ware "Terrestrial Planet Finder Interferometer technology status and plans", Proc. SPIE 6268, Advances in Stellar Interferometry, 626828 (28 June 2006); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.670318
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