CSL Focal 7.5 - XMM satellite
The vertical testing facility of the European XMM satellite
The XMM (X-Ray Multi-Mirror Mission) satellite includes three grazing incidence telescopes (called Mirror Modules or MM) of the Wolter 1 type, designed to work in the X-ray zone of the 0.1-10 keV with a focal length of 7,5 metres.
For details of the main characteristics of this facility, see the OGSE chapter.
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....
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...