AMOS is active on five continents in the design, development, manufacture and on-site installation of ground-based telescopes for professional astronomy.
One of the company’s major achievements was the Auxiliary Telescope System, comprising four 1.8 m telescopes working in interferometric mode, on the Cerro Paranal site of the European Southern Observatory in Chile.
Current AMOS projects in this field are typically in the 1- to 4-m range and extend from classical astronomical devices to solar, interferometric and wide- field systems.
While producing most of its telescope optics in-house, AMOS also polishes mirrors and lens correctors for other companies.
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....
The ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter has returned the first images of the Red Planet
The Exomars probe is now in orbit around Mars and took its first photos "up close" with the CASSIS instrument. More info : click here
AMOS and Airbus Defence and Space deepen their collaboration in the frame of the METimage mission
Giant Magellan Telescope
AMOS selected as major subcontractor to design the structure of the Giant Magellan Telescope.