Space optics contributions by the College of Optical Sciences over the past 50 years

James B. Breckinridge, Peter Smith

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Abstract

We present a review of the contributions by students, staff, faculty and alumni to the Nation's space program over the past 50 years. The balloon polariscope led the way to future space optics missions. The missions Pioneer Venus (large probe solar flux radiometer), Pioneer 10/11 (imaging photopolarimeter) to Jupiter and Saturn, Hubble Space Telescope (HST), and next generation large aperture space telescopes are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationFifty Years of Optical Sciences at the University of Arizona
PublisherSPIE
Volume9186
ISBN (Print)9781628412130
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Event50 Years of Optical Sciences at the University of Arizona - San Diego, United States
Duration: Aug 19 2014Aug 20 2014

Other

Other50 Years of Optical Sciences at the University of Arizona
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego
Period8/19/148/20/14

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Keywords

  • balloon polariscope and space telescopes
  • Imaging
  • Jupiter
  • Photopolarimetry
  • Pioneer 10/11
  • Pioneer Venus
  • Radiometry
  • Saturn
  • Venus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Applied Mathematics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics

Cite this

Breckinridge, J. B., & Smith, P. (2014). Space optics contributions by the College of Optical Sciences over the past 50 years. In Fifty Years of Optical Sciences at the University of Arizona (Vol. 9186). [918606] SPIE. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2064892