project PLANCK Primary Reflector Test Equipment

PLANCK Primary Reflector Test Equipment

PLANCK is an ESA space telescope dedicated to the measurement of the universe cosmic microwave background (CMB). It was produced with an uprecedented precision, a map of the CMB pattern.

AMOS designed and manufactured  a spherical convex mirror for the testing of the primary reflector of PLANCK. This mirror has a diameter of 1.5m and is integrated on a 4-axis support. It is used as an auto-collimating element in the primary mirror qualification test, at cryogenic temperature (10 K) and its position is adjustable in focus and tip-tilt with a resolution of 1 micron .

Published on 27.09.2018
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