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Euclid mirrors and test collimator: AMOS developments
Author(s): Pierre Gloesener; Fabrice Wolfs; Marcel Cola; Olivier Pirnay; Carlo Flebus
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Paper Abstract

EUCLID is an optical/near-infrared survey mission to be launched in 2020 towards the L2 Lagrange point. It will aim at studying the dark universe and providing a better understanding of the origin of the accelerating expansion of the universe. Through the use of cosmological sounding, it will investigate the nature of dark energy, dark matter and gravity by tracking their observational signatures on the geometry of the universe and on the cosmic history of large structures formation.

The EUCLID payload module (PLM) consists of a 1.2 m-class telescope and will accommodate two instruments.

As a subcontractor of AIRBUS Defence and Space, AMOS is responsible for the manufacturing of the secondary and the third mirrors of the telescope as well as for the flat folding mirror set within the focal plane arrangement of EUCLID telescope, which incorporates dedicated filtering functions. AMOS produces in addition the 1.3 m-class test collimator for the on-ground validation of the EUCLID instrument.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 July 2016
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 9912, Advances in Optical and Mechanical Technologies for Telescopes and Instrumentation II, 991247 (22 July 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2234265
Show Author Affiliations
Pierre Gloesener, AMOS s.a. (Belgium)
Fabrice Wolfs, AMOS s.a. (Belgium)
Marcel Cola, AMOS s.a. (Belgium)
Olivier Pirnay, AMOS s.a. (Belgium)
Carlo Flebus, AMOS s.a. (Belgium)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9912:
Advances in Optical and Mechanical Technologies for Telescopes and Instrumentation II
Ramón Navarro; James H. Burge, Editor(s)

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