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Polishing and figuring of the GAIA M2, M4 and M5 mirrors
Author(s): P. Gloesener; F. Wolfs; M. Cola

Paper Abstract

As a successor to HIPPARCOS, the GAIA mission will aim at establishing a very accurate three-dimensional map of the objects of our galaxy and at mapping their motion. The GAIA payload module is developed by EADS Astrium and is built from sintered silicon carbide. It includes in particular two three-mirror anastigmatic telescopes (TMA) and a set of flat folding mirrors. As a subcontractor of EADS Astrium, AMOS is responsible for the polishing and figuring of the secondary mirrors (M2) and of the flat mirrors (M4 and M5).

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 September 2019
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 10565, International Conference on Space Optics — ICSO 2010, 105655Z (5 September 2019);
Show Author Affiliations
P. Gloesener, AMOS Ltd. (Belgium)
F. Wolfs, AMOS Ltd. (Belgium)
M. Cola, AMOS Ltd. (Belgium)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10565:
International Conference on Space Optics — ICSO 2010
Errico Armandillo; Bruno Cugny; Nikos Karafolas, Editor(s)

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