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Testing the GRACE follow-on triple mirror assembly

Fleddermann, Roland; Ward, Robert; Elliott, Megan; Wuchenich, Danielle; Gilles, F; Herding, M; Nicklaus, K; Brown, J; Burke, J; Dligatch, S; Farrant, David; Green, K; Seckold, J; Blundell, Mark; Brister, R; Smith, C; Sheard, Benjamin; Heinzel, G; Danzmann, Karsten; Klipstein, William; McClelland, David; Shaddock, Daniel


We report on the successful testing of the GRACE follow-on triple mirror assembly (TMA) prototype. This component serves to route the laser beam in a proposed follow-on mission to the Gravity Recovery and Climate Explorer (GRACE) mission, containing an optical instrument for space-based distance measurement between satellites. As part of this, the TMA has to meet a set of stringent requirements on both the optical and mechanical properties. The purpose of the TMA prototype testing is to...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
Source: Classical and Quantum Gravity
DOI: 10.1088/0264-9381/31/19/195004


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