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28 September 1987 Materials For Aerospace/Large Optics
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Proceedings Volume 0805, Optical Components and Systems; (1987)
Event: Fourth International Symposium on Optical and Optoelectronic Applied Sciences and Engineering, 1987, The Hague, Netherlands
At more than 10 million US dollars, the HST primary mirror was a very costly optical surface. In contrast to conventional glass and ceramic mirror substrate, the Space-Forschungsgruppe have made ground based research in subject of carbon fibre composite technologies since eight years. ln the last two years matrix materials from Ciba-Geigy promise to take place instead of large optical areas with a very high rade of mass and a long term of production.
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W. W. Ernst "Materials For Aerospace/Large Optics", Proc. SPIE 0805, Optical Components and Systems, (28 September 1987);


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