How do we test our demanding optical payloads? With state of the art optical test equipment in our cleanroom! The picture shows a large collimator: 250mm f/11 off-axis TMA (Schiefspiegel).

The collimator has been designed and built by BST and support us in verifying the performance of our systems with up to 200mm aperture. In the background.

The collimator is placed onto a precision Hexapod (also built by BST). The system is tied into our software which allows measure MTF and other key system parameters fully automatic for every point on the focal plane.

This shows that newspace – when done right – can and will deliver the same high quality that a customer can expect from traditional space. Thanks to test automation it’s just much faster and results will be delivered at lower cost.

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