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6 July 2018 Development of optomechanical structure for the NISS onboard NEXTSat-1
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The Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute has developed NISS (Near-infrared Imaging Spectrometer for Star formation history) as a scientific payload for the first next generation of small satellite, NEXTSat-1 in Korea. NISS is a NIR imaging spectrometer exploiting a Linear Variable Filter (LVF) in the spectral passband from 0.95 um to 2.5 um and with low spectral resolution of 20. Optical system consists of 150mm aperture off-axis mirror system and 8-element relay-lenses providing a field of view of 4 square degrees. Primary and secondary aluminum mirrors made of RSA6061 are precisely fabricated and all of the lenses are polished with infrared optics materials. In principle, the optomechanical design has to withstand the vibration conditions of the launcher and maintain optical performance in the space environment. The main structure and optical system of the NISS are cooled down to about 200K by passive cooling for our astronomical mission. We also cool the detector and the LVF down to about 90K by using a small stirling cooler at 200K stage. The cooling test for whole assembled body has shown that the NISS can be cooled down to 200K by passive cooling during about 80 hours. We confirmed that the optomechanical structure is safe and rigid enough to maintain the system performance during the cooling, vibration and thermal vacuum test. After the integration of the NISS into the NEXTSat-1, space environmental tests for the satellite were passed. In this paper, we report the design, fabrication, assembly and test of the optomechanical structure for the NISS flight model.
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Bongkon Moon, Sung-Joon Park, Woong-Seob Jeong, Duk-Hang Lee, Kyeongyeon Ko, Dae-Hee Lee, Youngsik Park, Jeonghyun Pyo, Won-Kee Park, Il-Joong Kim, Mingyu Kim, Minjin Kim, Jongwan Ko, Young Sam Yu, Toshio Matsumoto, Jang-Soo Chae, Goo-Hwan Shin, Norihide Takeyama, and Akito Enokuchi "Development of optomechanical structure for the NISS onboard NEXTSat-1 ", Proc. SPIE 10698, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2018: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter Wave, 106984R (6 July 2018); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2311906
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