AMOS in a few words...
Founded in 1983, AMOS – Advanced Mechanical and Optical Systems – brings together the technical expertise of the ‘Ateliers de la Meuse’ engineering company and the optical know-how of the Astrophysics Institute of the University of Liege.
Its team of 80 employees is specialised in the design and manufacture of very-high-accuracy optomechanical systems for the space industry and for professional astronomy.
AMOS is active in three main areas:
• Professional astronomy systems: telescopes, components and instrumentation for many of the world’s largest observatories.
• Space systems: on-board installations for satellites, probes and space shuttles – telescopes, mirrors, mounts, frameworks and mechanisms.
• Terrestrial satellite test equipment to validate satellites or payloads under space conditions prior to launch: vacuum chambers, thermal panels and ‘artificial stars’ (collimators).
ON FOCUS - Diamond TurningAdvanced Mechanical and Optical Systems (AMOS) manufactures small optical pieces by diamond turning mainly for infrared applications but also, after post polishing, for visible or ultraviolet. Concave or convex mirrors up to 500mm can be machined with extreme asphericities....
Giant Magellan Telescope
AMOS selected as major subcontractor to design the structure of the Giant Magellan Telescope.
Giant Bubbles on Red Giant Star
Telescopes built by AMOS allow for the first time astronomers to see huge bubbles on the surface of a remote star! In an article published in the journal Nature on 21 December 2017, a team of...
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