CSL Focal 1.5 & 2

 FOCAL 1,5 and FOCAL 2 (Facilities of the Centre Spatial de Liège)
These two vacuum vessels were manufactured to make tests in space environment at CSL (Centre Spatial de Liège), which is an ESA coordinated test facility.
They enable optical measurements and calibrations in a simulated space environment. Vacuum can reach values lower than 10-5 mbar.


 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...