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Mounting and Alignment of Full-Shell Replicated X-Ray OpticsWe are developing grazing-incidence x-ray optics for astronomy. The optics are full-cylinder mirror shells fabricated using electroformed-nickel replication off super-polished mandrels. For space-based applications where weight is at a premium, very-thin-walled, light-weight mirrors are required. Such shells have been fabricated at MSFC with greater than 15 arcsec resolution. The challenge, however, is to preserve this resolution during mounting and assembly. We present here a status report on a mounting and alignment system currently under development at Marshall Space Flight Center to meet this challenge.
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Document Type
Conference Paper
Gubarev, Mikhail
(Universities Space Research Association Huntsville, AL, United States)
Arnold, William
Kester, Thomas
(NASA Marshall Space Flight Center Huntsville, AL, United States)
Ramsey, Brian
(NASA Marshall Space Flight Center Huntsville, AL, United States)
Smithers, Martin
(NASA Marshall Space Flight Center Huntsville, AL, United States)
Date Acquired
August 24, 2013
Publication Date
August 26, 2007
Subject Category
Meeting Information
Meeting: SPIE Optics and Photonics 2007
Location: San Diego, CA
Country: United States
Start Date: August 26, 2007
End Date: August 30, 2007
Sponsors: International Society for Optical Engineering
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