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Mirror mount bonding process for the COSTAR and STIS programs
Author(s): Victor A. Buzzetta
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Paper Abstract

This paper describes the process and methods to bond the corrective optics space telescope axial replacement and space telescope imaging spectrograph optics to their mounts. The optics on the two programs were all fabricated to .01 waves rms surface figure. These high quality optics for the Hubble Space Telescope required extreme care to mount. Since they must operate down to 1200 angstroms, contamination and minimizing surface distortion were serious concerns. The process produced excellent results. No significant surface distortion or contamination was induced.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 November 1996
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 2863, Current Developments in Optical Design and Engineering VI, (1 November 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.256216
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Victor A. Buzzetta, Ball Aerospace and Technologies Corp. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2863:
Current Developments in Optical Design and Engineering VI
Robert E. Fischer; Warren J. Smith, Editor(s)

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