The CFRP primary structure of the MIRI instrument onboard the James Webb Space Telescope

Niels Christian Jessen, Hans Ulrik Nørgaard-Nielsen, J Schroll, J Sykes, T Stevenson, P Hastings

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Abstract

The design of the Primary Structure of the Mid Infra-Red Instrument (MIRI) onboard the NASA/ESA James Webb Space Telescope will be presented. The main design driver is the energy flow from the 35 K "hot" satellite interface to the 7 K "cold" MIRI interface. Carbon fibre reinforced plastic (CFRP) was chosen for this application due to the low thermal conductivity at cryogenic temperatures, high strength and low density. Details of the qualification program will be given.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAstronomical Structures and Mechanisms Technology
Volume5495
PublisherSPIE - International Society for Optical Engineering
Publication date2004
ISBN (Print)978-0819454270
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2004
EventSPIE Astronomical Telescopes and Instrumentation Conference 2004 - Glasgow, United Kingdom
Duration: 21 Jun 200425 Jun 2004
Conference number: 5495

Conference

ConferenceSPIE Astronomical Telescopes and Instrumentation Conference 2004
Number5495
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityGlasgow
Period21/06/200425/06/2004
OtherThe International Society for Optical Engineering

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