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SOFIA lightweight primary mirror
Author(s): Jean Espiard; Michel Tarreau; Joel Bernier; Jacques Billet; Jacques Paseri
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Paper Abstract

Thanks to its experience in lightweighting ceramic glass mirrors by machining, R.E.O.S.C. won the contract for designing and manufacturing the primary mirror and its lateral fixations of the 2.7 m. SOFIA telescope which will be installed aboard a 747 SP Boeing aircraft to constitute the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA).

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 August 1998
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 3352, Advanced Technology Optical/IR Telescopes VI, (25 August 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.319242
Show Author Affiliations
Jean Espiard, REOSC (France)
Michel Tarreau, REOSC (France)
Joel Bernier, REOSC (France)
Jacques Billet, REOSC (France)
Jacques Paseri, REOSC (France)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3352:
Advanced Technology Optical/IR Telescopes VI
Larry M. Stepp, Editor(s)

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