This presentation describes the challenges of design, fabrication and testing of the 3.5m diameter European Space Agency (ESA) Herschel Space Telescope orbiting since May 2009 around L2. Examples of its outstanding performance are also presented. Article not available.
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D. Doyle, "Design and Performance of the Herschel Space Telescope," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics 2012, OSA Technical Digest (online) (Optical Society of America, 2012), paper JW1C.1.