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Primary Mirror

Primary Mirror

Date: 25 May 2004
Satellite: Herschel
Location: EADS Astrium, Toulouse
Copyright: EADS Astrium / C.Mériaux

Planned for launch in 2007, ESA's Herschel Space Observatory will fly the largest telescope mirror ever constructed, designed and built by EADS Astrium using pioneering techniques in silicon carbide. This image shows the primary mirror blank mounted on its ground handling system.
Last Update: 1 September 2019
22-Jul-2024 17:13 UT

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