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OpTIIX (Optical Testbed and Integration on ISS eXperiment) is a NASA project to advance the state of the art in technology for the robotic assembly of optical systems, by assembling a 1.5-metre telescope on the International Space Station.[1] [2]

The telescope will consist of six segments, with active co-phasing and figure control to achieve performance like a single large telescope; this would be the first civilian use of this kind of segmented mirror in space.[citation needed]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2012". http://spie.org/app/program/index.cfm?fuseaction=conferencedetail&conference_id=973875&event_id=958763&list=1&abstracts=1. 
  2. "Behind the lens of NASA's self-adapting ISS space telescope". http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/05/14/nasa_iss_telescope/. 
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