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Manufacturing and control of the aspherical mirrors for the telescope of the French satellite Pleiades
Author(s): Denis Fappani; Hélène Ducollet
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Paper Abstract

Pleiades is the last generation of French satellite for earth observation. For this space program, SESO has been awarded the contract (fully completed end 2006), for the manufacturing of the whole set of telescope mirrors (EM, QM and FM, primary mirror with 700mm CA). These works did also include the mechanical design, manufacturing and mounting of the attachment flexures (MFDs) between the mirrors and the telescope main structure. This presentation will be focused on the different steps of manufacturing 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: 20 September 2007
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 6687, UV/Optical/IR Space Telescopes: Innovative Technologies and Concepts III, 66870T (20 September 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.730691
Show Author Affiliations
Denis Fappani, Société Européenne de Systèmes Optiques (France)
Hélène Ducollet, Société Européenne de Systèmes Optiques (France)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6687:
UV/Optical/IR Space Telescopes: Innovative Technologies and Concepts III
Howard A. MacEwen; James B. Breckinridge, Editor(s)

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