Mirror Pointing Mechanisms
Mirror pointing mechanisms (MPMs) are essential components of space telescopes. They are responsible for precisely positioning and aligning the mirror(s) in order to focus light onto the telescope's detectors. Beyond Gravity offers a range of MPMs that are optimized for use in space telescopes.
Linear Refocusing Mechanism (REM)
The Linear Refocusing Mechanism (REM) is a critical component of the Main Optics Assembly of the Infra Red Sounder (IRS) and Flexible Combined Imager (FCI) instruments. It supports the M2 mirror and allows for precise on-ground pre-adjustment of position, keeps the mirror in position during launch, and allows for refocusing in-orbit.
The REM is essential for ensuring the high-quality images and measurements that the IRS and FCI instruments are designed to produce. It is also a highly reliable and robust mechanism, designed to withstand the harsh environment of space.
Secondary Mirror Focusing and Aligning Mechanism (M2M)
The Secondary Mirror Focusing and Aligning Mechanism (M2M) is a critical component of cryogenic telescopes such as EChO, ARIEL, and SPICA. It is designed to mitigate the risks associated with thermoelastic, manufacturing, ageing, and other on-orbit effects by providing precise focusing and alignment of the secondary mirror.
The M2M can be configured as either a 3DoF actuator-driven tripod or a 6DoF actuator-driven hexapod. The specific configuration is selected based on the specific requirements of the telescope.
Sentinel-4 Mission: Scanner Subsystem
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