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Optical systems

The Topsat telescope

RAL Space Optical Systems Group are mainly involved in the design, build and test of optical instrumentation on space and ground based astronomy programmes.

We are involved at all levels of optical design, from the first order design derived from the science requirements, through to delivery of finished hardware. We believe in close liason with the science requirements and engineering teams.

We have particular expertise in Optical System Design, Stray Light Analysis, Optical Component Testing and Optical Alignment.

The Optical Systems Group works to an ISO9001:2000 accredited Quality Management System.

The links below give more information about, the facilities available as well as examples of projects that the group have been involved in.


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