25 August 1998 SOFIA lightweight primary mirror
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Thanks to its experience in lightweighting ceramic glass mirrors by machining, R.E.O.S.C. won the contract for designing and manufacturing the primary mirror and its lateral fixations of the 2.7 m. SOFIA telescope which will be installed aboard a 747 SP Boeing aircraft to constitute the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA).
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Jean Espiard, Michel Tarreau, Joel Bernier, Jacques Billet, Jacques Paseri, "SOFIA lightweight primary mirror", Proc. SPIE 3352, Advanced Technology Optical/IR Telescopes VI, (25 August 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.319242; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.319242


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