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26 August 2009 Potential astrophysics science missions enabled by NASA's planned Ares V
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NASA's planned Ares V cargo launch vehicle with its 10 m diameter fairing and ~60,000 kg payload mass to L2 offers the potential to launch entirely new classes of missions, such as 8-m monolithic aperture telescopes, 12- to 16-m aperture x-ray telescopes, 16- to 24-m segmented telescopes and highly capable outer planet missions. This paper summarizes the current Ares V baseline performance and reviews potential mission concepts enabled by these capabilities.
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H. Philip Stahl, Harley Thronson, Stephanie Langhoff, Marc Postman, Daniel Lester, Charles F. Lillie, and Roger J. Brissenden "Potential astrophysics science missions enabled by NASA's planned Ares V", Proc. SPIE 7436, UV/Optical/IR Space Telescopes: Innovative Technologies and Concepts IV, 743607 (26 August 2009); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.826748
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