20 June 2000 Progress on SOFIA primary mirror
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REOSC, SAGEM Group, has a significant contribution to the SOFIA project with the design and fabrication of the 2.7-m primary mirror and its fixtures as well as the M3 mirror tower assembly. This paper will primarily report the progress made on the primary mirror design and the first important manufacturing step: its lightweighting by machining pockets from the rear side of the blank.
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Roland Geyl, Roland Geyl, Michel Tarreau, Michel Tarreau, "Progress on SOFIA primary mirror", Proc. SPIE 4014, Airborne Telescope Systems, (20 June 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.389108; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.389108


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