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Manufacturing and control of the aspherical mirrors for the telescope of the satellite Pleiades
Author(s): Hélène Ducollet; Christian du Jeu; Jean-Jacques Fermé

Paper Abstract

For the Pleiades space program, SESO has been awarded the contract (fully completed), for the manufacturing of the whole set of telescope mirrors (4 mirrors, 2 flight models). These works did also include the mechanical design, manufacturing and mounting of the attachment flexures between the mirrors and the telescope main structure. This presentation is focused on the different steps of lightweighting, polishing, integration and control of these mirrors as well as a presentation of the existing SESO facilities and capabilities to produce such kind of aspherical components/sub-assemblies.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 November 2017
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 10566, International Conference on Space Optics — ICSO 2008, 105662J (21 November 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2308266
Show Author Affiliations
Hélène Ducollet, SESO P.A. (France)
Christian du Jeu, SESO P.A. (France)
Jean-Jacques Fermé, SESO P.A. (France)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10566:
International Conference on Space Optics — ICSO 2008
Josiane Costeraste; Errico Armandillo; Nikos Karafolas, Editor(s)

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