Space instrumentation - EUCLID

Space instrumentation - EUCLID

Space instrumentation

AMOS fabricated a high-quality 800 mm lightweight mirror for a military space application (wavefront quality better than /50 rms in the visible).

It is a demonstrator for space applications :

  • Standard zerodur material
  • 800 mm diameter
  • lightweight (80 kg/m² area density)
  • optical quality 15 nm RMS WFE


 ON FOCUS - Diamond Turning

Advanced 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....


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.


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...