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Monolithic SiC telescope of the OSIRIS Narrow-Angle Camera for the cometary mission ROSETTA
Author(s): Didier Castel; Bertrand Calvel; Philippe L. Lamy; Kjetil Dohlen; Michel Bougoin
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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 from a heliocentric distance of 3.2 AU to the perihelion passage at 1.06 AU in July 2013. We describe here the design, the development and the performances of the telescope of the Narrow Angle Camera of the OSIRIS experiment which will give high resolution images of the cometary nucleus in the visible spectrum.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 October 1999
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 3785, Advanced Telescope Design, Fabrication, and Control, (29 October 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.367621
Show Author Affiliations
Didier Castel, Matra Marconi Space (France)
Bertrand Calvel, Matra Marconi Space (France)
Philippe L. Lamy, Lab. d'Astronomie Spatiale de Marseille/CNRS (France)
Kjetil Dohlen, Lab. d'Astronomie Spatiale de Marseille/CNRS (France)
Michel Bougoin, SiCSPACE (France)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3785:
Advanced Telescope Design, Fabrication, and Control
William Roybal, Editor(s)

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