Media Lario S.r.l., announced today the shipment of the first Qualification Optical Module for the Einstein Probe X-Ray Space Telescope mission of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS). The Einstein Probe X-ray Space Telescope will be launched in 2022. The mission will carry out systematic sky monitoring surveys in the X-ray band, complemented by deep X-ray follow-up observations. Its primary objective is to search for high-energy X-Ray sources in the universe known as transients.
For the Einstein Probe, Media Lario is utilising its patented Repli-formed Optics™ process to realize a complex and difficult to achieve shape composed of paraboloids and hyperboloids. The resulting mirrors are then nested together tightly to form a high-performance optical system.