We present first results of demonstrating Silicon Pore Optics for the extreme radial positions of the Athena telescope. For the inner most radii (0.25 m) a new mirror plate design is shown which overcomes the challenges of larger curvatures, higher stress values and bigger plates. Preliminary designs for the mounting system and its mechanical properties are discussed for mirror modules covering all other radial positions up to the most outer radius of the Athena telescope.
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Eric Wille, Marcos Bavdaz, Tim Oosterbroek, Maximilien Collon, Marcelo Ackermann, Ramses Günther, Giuseppe Vacanti, Mark Vervest, Alexei Yanson, Coen van Baren, Jeroen Haneveld, Arenda Koelewijn, Anne Leenstra, Maurice Wijnperle, Giovanni Pareschi, Marta Civitani, Paolo Conconi, Daniele Spiga, Giuseppe Valsecchi, Fabio Marioni, Karl-Heinz Zuknik, Mario Schweitzer, "Silicon pore optics mirror modules for inner and outer radii," Proc. SPIE 9603, Optics for EUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Astronomy VII, 96030L (4 September 2015);