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VACUUM MIRROR ADJUSTMENT
The optical Earth observation satellites are now based on more and more efficient components to obtain highly accurate images of our environment.
Thales Alenia Space (TAS) is in charge of the high resolution optical instrument of a new generation of observation satellites.
TAS entrusted Bertin Technologies with several calibration and adjustment benches.
TAS has to adjust the secondary mirror during its integration on the satellite using five degrees of freedom (TX, TY, TZ, RX, RY) with high accuracy.
Bertin Technologies is responsible for the adjustment bench of the secondary mirror (M2) and selected SYMETRIE’s technical proposal for the hexapod that will adjust the M2.
This solution based on a 3-meter-height hexapod is a technological breakthrough compared to mounting and test equipments used in space industry.
► Environment: high vacuum (10-6 mbar) and class 100 clean room
► Payload capacity: 250 kg
► Resolution: less than 1 µm (linear) and 2 µrad (angular)
► Cross coupling: less than 1 µm and 1 µrad
► Thermomechanical stability and rigidity