Mirrors and stable structures

Space Euclid Instrument Mersen GS
Space Euclid Instrument Mersen GS

Boostec® Silicon Carbide -Sic- for Space optical 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.


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

  • SPACE LIDARS for Earth Atmosphere Observation: Aladin Aeolus & Atlid Earth Care
  • METOP-SG-A for Meteorology: IASI-NG & METimage derotator
  • MICROCARB for CO2 flux monitoring
  • Institutional MULTI SPECTRAL IMAGERY: Sentinel-2, Pleiades & CSO FPs
  • NAOMI TELESCOPES: Export and Airbus DS Intelligence
  • OTHER EARTH IMAGERY at Export: Formosat-2, Theos-1, GOCI-1 and -2
  • OSIRIS ROSETTA Narrow Angle Camera
  • EUCLID: Main telescope, VIS and NISP instruments