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Thermal design of the TAUVEX astronomical space telescope
Author(s): Avigdor Blasberger; Moshe Levi
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Paper Abstract

TAUVEX (Tel Aviv Ultra Violet EXplorer) is an astronomical telescope designed and built by EL-OP in conjunction with the Tel Aviv University Wise Observatory, for space research. It will be launched on the SRG satellite in 1995 as a part of the SODART X-Ray telescope. The thermal design has to cope with the extreme space environmental conditions caused by the solar heat flux and deep space, the satellite low power consumption requirement and the temperature restrictions of the various optical elements combined with surface finish requirements dictated by the stray light demands. In this paper we summarize the TAUVEX design considerations and the analysis which leads to the final thermal design.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 September 1993
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 1998, Optomechanical Design, (16 September 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.156617
Show Author Affiliations
Avigdor Blasberger, ElOp Electrooptics Industries Ltd. (Israel)
Moshe Levi, ElOp Electrooptics Industries Ltd. (Israel)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1998:
Optomechanical Design
Daniel Vukobratovich; Paul R. Yoder; Victor L. Genberg, Editor(s)

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