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German activities in optical space instrumentation
Author(s): G. Hartmann

Paper Abstract

In the years of space exploration since the mid-sixties, a wide experience in optical space instrumentation has developed in Germany. This experience ranges from large telescopes in the 1 m and larger category with the accompanying focal plane detectors and spectrometers for all regimes of the electromagnetic spectrum (infrared, visible, ultraviolet, x-rays), to miniature cameras for cometary and planetary explorations. The technologies originally developed for space science. are now also utilized in the fields of earth observation and even optical telecommunication. The presentation will cover all these areas, with examples for specific technological or scientific highlights. Special emphasis will be given to the current state-of-the-art instrumentation technologies in scientific institutions and industry, and to the future perspective in approved and planned projects.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 April 2018
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 10570, International Conference on Space Optics — ICSO 1997, 105702L (2 April 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2326410
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G. Hartmann, Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V. (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10570:
International Conference on Space Optics — ICSO 1997
Georges Otrio, Editor(s)

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