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Super-light-weighted HB-Cesic mirror cryogenic test

Paper Abstract

Future scientific space missions require ever more demanding large optics that work at cryogenic temperatures. In the frame of a Darwin assessment study conducted under ESA contract by TAS, the need of future very lightweight cryogenic mirrors with superior optical quality has been identified. Such mirrors need to be of size up to 3.5 m in diameter, with a mass of less than 250 kg (i.e. 25 kg/m2) and possess excellent optical quality at cryogenic temperature down to 40 K.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 November 2017
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 10565, International Conference on Space Optics — ICSO 2010, 105652F (20 November 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2309253
Show Author Affiliations
Christophe Devilliers, Thales Alenia Space (France)
Matthias R. Krödel, ECM Engineered Ceramic Materials GmbH (Germany)
Zoran Sodnik, ESA-ESTEC (Netherlands)
Patrick Robert, Thales SESO (France)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10565:
International Conference on Space Optics — ICSO 2010
Errico Armandillo; Bruno Cugny; Nikos Karafolas, Editor(s)

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