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A Realistic Roadmap to Formation Flying Space Interferometry

Monnier, John, Alicia, Aarnio, Absil, Oliver, Anugu, Narsireddy, Baines, Ellyn, Bayo, Amelia, Berger, Jean-Philippe, Cleeves, L. Ilsedore, Dale, Daniel, Danchi, William, and others. (2019) A Realistic Roadmap to Formation Flying Space Interferometry. Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society, 51 (7). p. 153. E-ISSN 0002-7537.

Abstract

The ultimate astronomical observatory would be a formation flying space interferometer, combining sensitivity and stability with high angular resolution. The smallSat revolution offers a new and maturing prototyping platform for space interferometry and we put forward a realistic plan for achieving first stellar fringes in space by 2030.

Item Type: Article
Additional information: APC white paper no. 153
Subjects: Q Science > QB Astronomy > QB460 Astrophysics
Divisions: Faculties > Sciences > School of Physical Sciences > Centre for Astrophysics and Planetary Sciences
Depositing User: Dirk Froebrich
Date Deposited: 11 Nov 2019 12:54 UTC
Last Modified: 19 Nov 2019 14:03 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/78540 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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