12 October 2004 The 3.5-m all-SiC telescope for SPICA
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Placed on the L2 Lagrangian point, the Space Infrared Telescope for Cosmology and Astrophysics (SPICA) will operate in the 5 to 200 μm wavelength range, at 4.5K. The large aperture telescope (3.5m diameter in a single piece) requires a strong manufacturing mastering, associated with high technical performances. The background acquired by EADS-Astrium (France) on the 3.5m Silicone Carbide Herschel Telescope is a key for the success of the SPICA development. EADS-Astrium has been awarded by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) and Sumitomo Heavy Industries to assess the feasibility of the 3.5m all SiC telescope through a design phase contract. The Telescope driving requirements are the large diameter of 3.5m especially critical for the manufacturing aspects, and the Wave Front Error which has to be kept below 350nm rms over a large temperature range from ambient to the operational temperature of 4.5K which requires a strong mastering of the distortions.
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Yves Toulemont, Yves Toulemont, Jacques Breysse, Jacques Breysse, Dominique Pierot, Dominique Pierot, Emmanuel Sein, Emmanuel Sein, Takao Nakagawa, Takao Nakagawa, Hidehiro Kaneda, Hidehiro Kaneda, Takashi Onaka, Takashi Onaka, Masayuki Hirabayashi, Masayuki Hirabayashi, Katsuhiro Narasaki, Katsuhiro Narasaki, Hironobu Sakuta, Hironobu Sakuta, Shinji Miura, Shinji Miura, } "The 3.5-m all-SiC telescope for SPICA", Proc. SPIE 5487, Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter Space Telescopes, (12 October 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.551405; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.551405
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