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Corot telescope development
Author(s): Thierry Viard; Pierre Bodin; Alain Magnan
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Paper Abstract

COROTEL is the telescope of the future COROT satellite which aims at measuring stellar flux variations very accurately. To perform this mission, COROTEL has to be very well protected against straylight (from Sun and Earth) and must be very stable with time. Thanks to its high experience in this field, Alcatel Space has proposed an original optical concept associated with a high performance baffle. From 2001, the LAM (Laboratoire d’Astrophysique de Marseille, CNRS) has placed the telescope development contract to Alcatel Space and is presently almost finished. Based on relevant material and efficient thermal control design, COROTEL should meet its ambitious performance and bring to scientific community for the first time precious data coming from stars and their possible companions.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 April 2018
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 10568, International Conference on Space Optics — ICSO 2004, 1056829 (13 April 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2500104
Show Author Affiliations
Thierry Viard, Alcatel Space Industries (France)
Pierre Bodin, Ctr. National d'Études Spatiales (France)
Alain Magnan, Lab. d'Astrophysique de Marseille (France)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10568:
International Conference on Space Optics — ICSO 2004
Josiane Costeraste; Errico Armandillo, Editor(s)

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