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Zeiss Provides Satellite Optics

Photonics Spectra
Feb 1998
Optics manufacturer Carl Zeiss has secured a DM 18 million contract to build the optics for three Meteosat 2 satellites. The optics are under construction at the company's' Oberkochen, Germany, plant.

The satellites, rotating more than 100 times per minute, will provide up-to-the-minute weather reports. The optical systems comprise three imaging mirrors and a plane scanning mirror. The surface of the mirrors have a microroughness below the 1-nm limit.

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