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New design and new challenge for space large ultralightweight and stable Zerodur mirror for future high resolution observation instruments
Author(s): C. Devilliers; C. Du Jeu; V. Costes; A. Suau; N. Girault; L. Cornillon

Paper Abstract

Space telescopes pupil diameter increases continuously to reach higher resolutions and associated optical scheme become more sensitive. As a consequence the size of these telescopes but also their stability requirements increase. Therefore, mass of space telescopes becomes a strong design driver to be still compatible with price competitive launcher capabilities. Moreover satellite agility requirements are more and more severe and instruments shall be compatible with quick evolution of thermal environment.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 November 2017
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 10563, International Conference on Space Optics — ICSO 2014, 105631I (17 November 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2304187
Show Author Affiliations
C. Devilliers, Thales Alenia Space (France)
C. Du Jeu, Thales SESO S.A.S. (France)
V. Costes, Ctr. National d'Études Spatiales (France)
A. Suau, Thales Alenia Space (France)
N. Girault, Thales Alenia Space (France)
L. Cornillon, Thales Alenia Space (France)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10563:
International Conference on Space Optics — ICSO 2014
Zoran Sodnik; Bruno Cugny; Nikos Karafolas, Editor(s)

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