AMOS is active in the design, development and manufacture of space instrumentation – both mechanical and optical support equipment – either terrestrial or in-space.
A significant example is the small three-mirror anastigmat telescope developed for the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (RAL) and in orbit on the Meteosat satellite. Meanwhile, on the ground, multiple collimators of up to 1 m diameter have been supplied to the European space industry and to the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO).
The company is currently developing the three telescopes for the European Proba-V satellite, and has been selected by Spacebel to provide the instrumentation for the hyperspectral and panchromatic payload of the Vietnamese VNREDSat-1b satellite.
AMOS also develops thermal vacuum space simulators for the validation of space hardware, including those now operating in Europe (Estec, CSL, etc.) and in India (ISRO-SAC). The company is currently developing new systems for the Indian ISRO-VSCC space centre. These simulators are described more fully in the ‘Vacuum and Cryogenics’ section below.
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