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29 July 2010 Lunar liquid mirror telescope: structural concepts
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The potential of a return of human presence to the Moon, raises the possibility of significant lunar infrastructure and with it the possibility of astronomical installations which can make use of the lunar surface as a stable platform and take advantage of the lack of atmosphere. Studies have been done in the US and Canada on the feasibility of such installations, and in particular studies of large lunar liquid mirror telescopes have been performed. We report here on the structural design concepts undertaken for one of these studies.
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Peter Klimas, Neil Rowlands, Paul Hickson, Ermanno F. Borra, and Simon Thibault "Lunar liquid mirror telescope: structural concepts", Proc. SPIE 7732, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2010: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray, 77322U (29 July 2010); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.858198
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