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Gaia M5 mirror

Gaia M5 mirror


Date: 30 November 2009
Satellite: Gaia
Depicts: Inspection of M5 mirror
Copyright: ESA

The Gaia M5 mirror undergoing inspection at the premises of Advanced Mechanical and Optical Systems (AMOS) in Liege, Belgium, in November 2009.

The 540 × 336 mm mirror was fabricated from sintered silicon carbide (SiC) by Boostec at Bazet near Tarbes, France.

The mirror surface was coated with a layer of silicon carbide using chemical vapour deposition (CVD). The CVD layer of all Gaia mirrors is applied by Schunk Kohlenstofftechnik in Heuchelheim, Germany.
 

Last Update: 1 September 2019
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