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Early study on the application of Nexcera ultra low thermal expansion ceramic to space telescopes

Paper Abstract

Optical mirrors for space telescopes, which require high precision and high thermal stability, have commonly been made of glass materials such as ultra low expansion glass (e.g. ULE®) or extremely low expansion glassceramic (e.g. ZERODUR® or CLEARCERAM®). These materials have been well-known for their reliability due to their long history of achievements in many space applications.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 September 2017
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 10562, International Conference on Space Optics — ICSO 2016, 105624K (25 September 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2296062
Show Author Affiliations
Tomohiro Kamiya, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (Japan)
Jun Sugawara, Krosaki Harima Corp. (Japan)
Tadahito Mizutani, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (Japan)
Susumu Yasuda, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (Japan)
Kazuya Kitamoto, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (Japan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10562:
International Conference on Space Optics — ICSO 2016
Bruno Cugny; Nikos Karafolas; Zoran Sodnik, Editor(s)

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