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Replicated x-ray optics for space applications
Author(s): René Hudec; Ladislav Pína; Adolf Inneman

Paper Abstract

We report on the program of design and development of X-ray optics for space applications in the Czech Republic. Having more than 30 years background in X-ray optics development for space applications (for use in astronomical X-ray telescopes onboard spacecrafts, before 1989 mostly for Soviet and East European INTERKOSMOS program), we focus nowadays on novel technologies and approaches, thin shell replicated mirrors, as well as studies of light-weight mirrors based on innovative materials such as ceramics. The collaboration includes teams from the Academy of Sciences, Universities, and industry. We will describe and discuss both the history of the development of Xray optics in the Czech Republic and the developed technologies and approaches (with focus on replication technology) as well as recent activities and developments including our participation on the ESA XEUS mirror technology development based on the Agreement between ESA and Czech Government.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 November 2017
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 10569, International Conference on Space Optics — ICSO 2000, 105692E (21 November 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2307880
Show Author Affiliations
René Hudec, Astronomical Institute (Czech Republic)
Ladislav Pína, Czech Technical Univ. (Czech Republic)
Adolf Inneman, Reflex (Czech Republic)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10569:
International Conference on Space Optics — ICSO 2000
Georges Otrio, Editor(s)

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