SETI bioastro: A WRINKLE IN SPACE MAY GROUND LIGHTWEIGHT MIRRORS

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From: Larry Klaes (larry.klaes@incent.com)
Date: Mon Apr 23 2001 - 06:26:12 PDT


A WRINKLE IN SPACE MAY GROUND LIGHTWEIGHT MIRRORS
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Inflatable structures are ideal for many space applications, but very
small wrinkles may make enormous mirrors impractical, says a
researcher. Wrinkles make the polymer membranes currently used for
space-based inflatable structures unsuitable for use as mirrors.

   http://spaceflightnow.com/news/n0104/22inflate/


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