Mirrors for Space Telescopes: Degradation Issues

@article{Garoli2020MirrorsFS,
  title={Mirrors for Space Telescopes: Degradation Issues},
  author={Denis Garoli and Luis V. Rodriguez de Marcos and Juan I. Larruquert and Alain Jody Corso and Remo Proietti Zaccaria and Maria Guglielmina Pelizzo},
  journal={arXiv: Instrumentation and Methods for Astrophysics},
  year={2020}
}
Mirrors are a subset of optical components essential for the success of current and future space missions. Most of the telescopes for space programs ranging from Earth Observation to Astrophysics and covering the whole electromagnetic spectrum from X-rays to Far-Infrared are based on reflective optics. Mirrors operate in diverse and harsh environments that range from Low-Earth Orbit, to interplanetary orbits and the deep space. The operational life of space observatories spans from minutes… Expand

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