29 September 2004 The CFRP primary structure of the MIRI instrument onboard the James Webb Space Telescope
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The design of the Primary Structure of the Mid Infra-Red Instrument (MIRI) onboard the NASA/ESA James Webb Space Telescope will be presented. The main design driver is the energy flow from the 35 K "hot" satellite interface to the 7 K "cold" MIRI interface. Carbon fibre reinforced plastic (CFRP) was chosen for this application due to the low thermal conductivity at cryogenic temperatures, high strength and low density. Details of the qualification program will be given.
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Niels Christian Jessen, Niels Christian Jessen, Hans Ulrik Norgaard-Nielsen, Hans Ulrik Norgaard-Nielsen, Tim Stevenson, Tim Stevenson, Jonathan Sykes, Jonathan Sykes, Jorgen Schroll, Jorgen Schroll, Peter Hastings, Peter Hastings, } "The CFRP primary structure of the MIRI instrument onboard the James Webb Space Telescope", Proc. SPIE 5495, Astronomical Structures and Mechanisms Technology, (29 September 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.550023; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.550023
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