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OPSys: optical payload systems facility for space instrumentation integration and calibration
Author(s): Gerardo Capobianco; Silvano Fineschi; Giuseppe Massone; Federico Landini; Marta Casti; Alessandro Bellomo; Maurizio Deffacis; Marco Romoli; Ester Antonucci; Vincenzo Andretta; Giampiero Naletto; Gianalfredo Nicolini; Daniele Spadaro

Paper Abstract

The Optical Payload System (OPSys) is an INAF (italian National Institute for Astrophysics) facility hosted by Aerospace Logistics Technology Engineering Company (ALTEC SpA) in Turin, Italy. The facility is composed by three clean rooms having different cleanliness levels, a thermo-vacuum chamber (SPOCC, Space Optics calibration Chamber) with a motorized optical bench and several light sources covering the range from the extreme ultraviolet to the red light wavelengths. The SPOCC has been designed having in mind the very stringent requirements of the calibration of solar coronagraphs and the suppression of the stray-light. The facility and the optical performances will be described here. The calibration campaign performed on Metis space coronagraph will be reported as a case study.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 July 2019
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 11180, International Conference on Space Optics — ICSO 2018, 111807M (12 July 2019); doi: 10.1117/12.2536193
Show Author Affiliations
Gerardo Capobianco, INAF – Osservatorio Astrofisico di Torino (Italy)
Silvano Fineschi, INAF – Osservatorio Astrofisico di Torino (Italy)
Giuseppe Massone, INAF – Osservatorio Astrofisico di Torino (Italy)
Federico Landini, INAF – Osservatorio Astrofisico di Arcetri (Italy)
Marta Casti, INAF – Osservatorio Astrofisico di Torino (Italy)
Alessandro Bellomo, ALTEC SpA (Italy)
Maurizio Deffacis, ALTEC SpA (Italy)
Marco Romoli, Univ. degli Studi di Firenze (Italy)
Ester Antonucci, INAF – Osservatorio Astrofisico di Torino (Italy)
Vincenzo Andretta, INAF – Osservatorio Astronomico di Capodimonte (Italy)
Giampiero Naletto, Univ. degli Studi di Padova (Italy)
Gianalfredo Nicolini, Padua Univ. (Italy)
Daniele Spadaro, INAF – Osservatorio Astrofisico di Catania (Italy)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 11180:
International Conference on Space Optics — ICSO 2018
Zoran Sodnik; Nikos Karafolas; Bruno Cugny, Editor(s)

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