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The SPIRE beam steering mirror: a cryogenic two-axis mechanism for the Herschel Space Observatory
Author(s): Ian Pain; Brian Stobie; Gillian S. Wright; T. A. Paul; Colin R. Cunningham
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Paper Abstract

The Beam Steering Mirror (BSM) subsystem is a critical part of the SPIRE Instrument for the ESA Herschel Space Observatory. It is used to steer the beam of the telescope on the photometer and spectrometer arrays in 2 orthogonal directions, for purposes of fully sampling the image, fine pointing and signal modulation. The UK Astronomy Technology Centre (ATC) is part of a consortium of 15 institutes in Europe and the USA which was formed to build SPIRE and which is lead by Dr M. Griffin of the University of Wales, Cardiff.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 March 2003
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 4850, IR Space Telescopes and Instruments, (5 March 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.461629
Show Author Affiliations
Ian Pain, Royal Observatory Edinburgh (United Kingdom)
Brian Stobie, Royal Observatory Edinburgh (United Kingdom)
Gillian S. Wright, Royal Observatory Edinburgh (United Kingdom)
T. A. Paul, Royal Observatory Edinburgh (United Kingdom)
Colin R. Cunningham, Royal Observatory Edinburgh (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4850:
IR Space Telescopes and Instruments
John C. Mather, Editor(s)

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