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Telescope and mirrors development for the monolithic silicon carbide instrument of the osiris narrow angle camera
Author(s): Bertrand Calvel; Didier Castel; Eric Standarovski; Gérard Rousset; Michel Bougoin

Paper Abstract

The international Rosetta mission, now planned by ESA to be launched in January 2003, will provide a unique opportunity to directly study the nucleus of comet 46P/Wirtanen and its activity in 2013.

We describe here the design, the development and the performances of the telescope of the Narrow Angle Camera of the OSIRIS experiment et its Silicon Carbide telescope which will give high resolution images of the cometary nucleus in the visible spectrum. The development of the mirrors has been specifically detailed.

The SiC parts have been manufactured by BOOSTEC, polished by STIGMA OPTIQUE and ion figured by IOM under the prime contractorship of ASTRIUM. ASTRIUM was also in charge of the alignment. The final optical quality of the aligned telescope is 30 nm rms wavefront error.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 November 2017
PDF: 19 pages
Proc. SPIE 10569, International Conference on Space Optics — ICSO 2000, 105690I (21 November 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2307938
Show Author Affiliations
Bertrand Calvel, Astrium (France)
Didier Castel, Astrium (France)
Eric Standarovski, Astrium (France)
Gérard Rousset, Lab. d'Astronomie Spatiale de Marseille (France)
Michel Bougoin, BOOSTEC S.A. (France)


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

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