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Improved silicon wafer processing for ESA’s X-ray observatory "Athena"

With the Athena project, the European Space Agency will launch the largest X-ray telescope ever built into space. A new kind of optics had to be invented in order to achieve the goal of looking deeper into the universe than any previous X-ray observatory missions. scia Systems, a high-tech company based in Chemnitz, Germany, supplies crucial technology to produce these optics.

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