SYMPOSIA PAPER Published: 01 January 1988

Materials for Aerospace/Large Optics


For use in large mirrors in outer space, where low mass is a critical need, 3 D-CFK developments are under our investigation since 8 years. Precision replication future technologys taken from a negative form are our candidates for the ESO, VLT monolithic primarys. In our option we use a Nasmyth Focus, because of mirror stability.

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Ernst, WW
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Developed by Committee: F01
Pages: 17–21
DOI: 10.1520/STP24398S
ISBN-EB: 978-0-8031-5033-1
ISBN-13: 978-0-8031-4481-1