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Name of Image: Space Optic Manufacturing - X-ray Mirror
MIX #: 9806113
NIX #: 9806113 MSFC-9806113
Date of Image: 1998-08-31
Category: Space Science

Full Description: NASA's Space Optics Manufacturing Center has been working to expand our view of the universe via sophisticated new telescopes. The Optics Center's goal is to develop low-cost, advanced space optics technologies for the NASA program in the 21st century - including the long-term goal of imaging Earth-like planets in distant solar systems. To reduce the cost of mirror fabrication, Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) has developed replication techniques, the machinery and materials to replicate electro-formed nickel mirrors. The process allows fabricating precisely shaped mandrels to be used and reused as masters for replicating high-quality mirrors. This image shows a lightweight replicated x-ray mirror with gold coatings applied.
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MSFC Negative Number: 9806113
Reference Number: MSFC-75-SA-4105-2C
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