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20 September 2007 DESTINY: the dark energy space telescope
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We have proposed the development of a low-cost space telescope, Destiny, as a concept for the NASA/DOE Joint Dark Energy Mission. Destiny is a 1.65m space telescope, featuring a near-infrared (0.85-1.7m) survey camera/spectrometer with a large flat-field Field Of View (FOV). Destiny will probe the properties of dark energy by obtaining a Hubble diagram based on Type Ia supernovae (SN) and a large-scale mass power spectrum derived from weak lensing distortions of field galaxies as a function of redshift.
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Bert A. Pasquale, Robert A. Woodruff, Tod R. Lauer, and Dominic J. Benford "DESTINY: the dark energy space telescope", Proc. SPIE 6687, UV/Optical/IR Space Telescopes: Innovative Technologies and Concepts III, 66870Q (20 September 2007); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.735180
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