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material for space telescope mirror [1]. However, the two-phase structure of the silicon carbide material causes the surface to be less dense than the glass material, and the high hardness leads to poor workability. Therefore, the silicon carbide mirror

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7/3/2013· 1. A substrate comprising an aluminium-silicon alloy or crystalline silicon and a polishable layer, which layer consists of amorphous silicon, microcrystalline silicon, silicon carbide, silicon nitride, titanium nitride, aluminium oxide, zirconium oxide, chromium and/or

A Φ 3.5 M SiC telescope for HERSCHEL Mission

Space telescope, using silicon carbide technology will be the largest space imagery telescope ever launched. The Herschel telescope will weight 300 kg rather than the 1.5 tons required with standard technology. The Herschel telescope is to be delivered in 2005

China produces largest aspheric mirror with potential …

The silicon carbide aspheric optical mirror measures 1.6 tonnes. The silicon carbide used in production provides more stability to the surface of the mirror, allowing for greater accuracy at 20

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Fine Ceramics in Space | Noticias | Spain

Silicon infiltrated silicon carbide ’s silicon-infiltrated silicon carbide (SiSiC) and its manufacturing and joining technologies allow the monolithic production of intrie, fine-detailed and complex components in a large-scaled format up to 1 m x 1 m x 650 mm, and in near future even larger.

Silicon Carbide Optical Telescopes in ''Small Satellite'' Constellations

Silicon Carbide (Sic) has been space-proven in "large 1 Aperture Optical Sciences Inc., Durham, CT 06422 3. Process Baseline Baseline Sic Mirror Process th e We have analyzed Sic mirror production costs satellite" programs for both optical and structural

(PDF) All-SiC telescope technology: Recent progress and …

Silicon carbide (SiC) is the most advantageous as the material of various telescope mirrors, because of high stiffness, low thermal expansion, high thermal conductivity, low density and excellent

Silicon carbide pointing mirror and telescope for the …

Download Citation | Silicon carbide pointing mirror and telescope for the Geostationary Imaging Fourier Transform Spectrometer (GIFTS) | SSG Precision Optronics, Inc. has delivered a silicon

Fabriing large-scale mirrors using reaction-bonded …

Indeed, this telescope—until recently the largest IR telescope mirror in the world—was brazed by 12 monolithic, sintered silicon carbide ceramics. 5 In addition, in our group, we have been researching silicon carbide mirror manufacturing technologies since the

Mirror Material Properties Compiled for Next Generation (30 to …

NASA/TM--1998-208181 Mirror Material Properties Compiled for Preliminary Design of the Next Generation Space Telescope (30 to 294 Kelvin) P.L. Luz and T. Rice Marshall Space Flight Center, Marshall Space Flight Center, Alabama National Aeronautics and


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mirror for solar telescope

mirror for solar telescope Ravinder K. Banyal,∗ B. Ravindra, and S. Chatterjee Indian Institute of Astrophysics, Bangalore, India 560034 ∗[email protected] Abstract: In this paper, an opto-thermal analysis of a moderately heated lightweighted solar telescope

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Our expertise in sintered silicon carbide Boostec® SiC is a pioneer technology, enabling us to explore the universe. SPACE OPTICS Optical instruments for space exploration require precise and stable parts that can withstand drastic changes in temperature.


sintering Silicon Carbide is extremely hard, and the ma-terial must be polished to get the final shaping and align-ment. The loions, which should be polished, are there-fore preferably well reachable and the nuer of these loions should be limited. 3.1. Main

Light Weight Sic Foamed Mirror for Telescope to be …

Cite this paper as: Citterio O., Parodi G. (1997) Light Weight Sic Foamed Mirror for Telescope to be Operated in Space. In: Eiroa C., Alberdi A., Thronson H., De Graauw T., Schalinski C.J. (eds) Infrared Space Interferometry: Astrophysics & the Study of Earth


Designed multifunction telescope of silicon carbide Produced 30 cm aperture telescope made entirely of silicon carbide optics and structures Produced lightweight silicon carbide mirror with surface accuracy required for visible optics Space optical

Reflecting Telescope | Definition of Reflecting Telescope …

‘Unlike conventional reflecting telescopes, Herschel''s telescope mirror is being made from a novel ceramic material called silicon carbide.’ More example sentences ‘There are two main types of telescopes: refracting telescopes, which use lenses to gather the light and form an image; and reflecting telescopes, which use mirrors to accomplish the same purpose.’

High-performance grinding of a 2-m scale silicon …

Silicon carbide (SiC) is a competitive candidate material for building the space-based reflecting mirrors. However, SiC is also a typical difficult-to-machine material due to its extreme hardness. When SiC workpiece is machined by grinding, the wheel wears rapidly which …

Tech Days 2017 – X-ray & Cryogenic Facility

14/5/2019· 3D Printed Silicon Carbide Scalable to Meter-Class Segments for Far-IR Goodman Tech 15 Harrison Additively Manufactured, Thermally Stable Telescope Mirror Substrates ASTS 16 Schaedler Additive manufacturing of polymer derived ceramics HRL 17

Low-expansion glass for telescopes

Low-expansion glass for telescopes: 50 years of Zerodur milestones Inspection of a hexagonal segment of Zerodur at Schott. Nearly 800 such segments will eventually make up the 39-meter primary mirror of the Extremely Large Telescope in Chile.

ESA - Herschel main mirror made from SiC petals

The ''blank'' for Herschel''s main mirror wss 3.5 metres in diameter and was fabried by brazing together 12 segments. The segments were formed by isostatic pressing and sintering of silicon carbide. The mirror blank became the biggest silicon carbide structure in the world and the completed mirror became the largest single-component telescope reflector ever made for use in space.

(PDF) Study on Surface Roughness of Modified Silicon …

During the decade of the 1980''s, silicon carbide was funded primarily as the water cooled mirror material for the future and secondarily as a lightweight tactical alternative to beryllium and glass.

MERSEN | Boostec | silicon carbide part | SiC | opto …

Mersen Boostec is specialized in the development of innovative products in sintered silicon carbide. For some appliions, the silicon carbide can receive a CVD (chemical vapor deposition) coating to give a completely non-porous high-purity SiC surface.