Space 2

 Advanced Mechanical and Optical Systems (AMOS) is active in the design, development and manufacturing of space instrumentation either ground based mechanical and optical support equipment or flying hardware.

An achieved program considered as a reference is the small three mirror anastigmat telescope (TMA) developed for RAL which is in orbit on the Meteosat satellite. On the ground, many collimators up to 1m diameter have been provided to the European space industry and to the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO).

Presently, the company develops the three telescopes on board the European satellite Proba-V and has been selected by Spacebel for providing the future instrument of Vnredsat-1B, the hyperspectral and panchromatic payload of the Vietnamese satellite.

For the qualification of the space hardware, AMOS develops thermal vacuum space simulators which are in operation in Europe (Estec; CSL, …) and in India (Isro-Sac) and prepares new devices (Isro-Vssc). Those simulators are described in the “Vacuum and Cryogenics” section.

 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...