Space and Astronomy

ELT mirror Mersen Boostec
silicon carbide telescope mirror Mersen Boostec
SiC optical instrumentation Mersen Boostec

Silicon carbide SiC (advanced ceramics) for ground & space telescopes and scientific instrumentation

Boostec® SiC provides an ideal solution for instruments requiring exceptional thermomechanical stability.

Using Boostec® technology, whole instruments can be made in SiC: structure and detector supports as well as the mirrors themselves.

The optical face of the mirrors can receive a SiC CVD coating to produce a completely non-porous surface, for a flawless polishable finish.

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19 full-SiC telescopes operated in space and 10 others being integrated or tested

SPACE LIDARS Mersen Boostec

SPACE LIDARS

for Earth Atmosphere Observation: Aladin Aeolus & Atlid Earth Care

METOP-SG-A Mersen Boostec

METOP-SG-A

for Meteorology: IASI-NG & METimage derotator

MICROCARB Mersen Boostec

MICROCARB

for CO2 flux monitoring

Institutional MULTI SPECTRAL IMAGERY Mersen Boostec

Institutional MULTI SPECTRAL IMAGERY

Sentinel-2, Pleiades & CSO FPs

NAOMI TELESCOPES Mersen Boostec

NAOMI TELESCOPES

Export and Airbus DS Intelligence

Earth imagery Mersen Boostec

OTHER EARTH IMAGERY

at Export: Formosat-2, Theos-1, GOCI-1 and -2

OSIRIS ROSETTA Mersen Boostec

OSIRIS ROSETTA

Narrow Angle Camera

Euclid Mersen Boostec

EUCLID

Main telescope, VIS and NISP instruments