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The back side of one of the Herschel telescope petals

The back side of one of the Herschel telescope petals


Copyright: Image courtesy of Astrium SAS

A photograph of a Herschel telescope sintered petal back side, taken at the premises of EADS on 3 May 2001. This is a scaled-down version, corresponding to 1/12 of the primary mirror surface. At the time, this was the largest Silicon Carbide piece ever produced (size 70 x 160 cm). It was manufactured by Astrium SAS and Boostec (France).
Last Update: 1 September 2019
7-Jul-2022 15:54 UT

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