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Materials For Aerospace/Large Optics
Author(s): W. W. Ernst
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Paper Abstract

At more than 10 million US dollars, the HST primary mirror was a very costly optical surface. In contrast to conventional glass and ceramic mirror substrate, the Space-Forschungsgruppe have made ground based research in subject of carbon fibre composite technologies since eight years. ln the last two years matrix materials from Ciba-Geigy promise to take place instead of large optical areas with a very high rade of mass and a long term of production.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 September 1987
PDF: 2 pages
Proc. SPIE 0805, Optical Components and Systems, (28 September 1987); doi: 10.1117/12.941369
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W. W. Ernst, Space-Forschungsgruppe (FRG)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0805:
Optical Components and Systems
Andre Masson, Editor(s)

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