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On-ground and in-orbit optical instrument calibration
• Ground support equipment  
• Calibration sources
• Performance verification (built as designed) at Level 0
• Calibration to attach physical units to raw data
• Calibration approach 'test as you fly / fly as you test'

Ultra-stable opto-mechanical architectures
• Novel system-level strategies and associated requirements on technologies
• Mechanically and thermally ultra-stable optical designs and implementations
• Active opto-mechanical compensation
• Novel enabling materials
• Application to mid-size high-resolution instruments

Technologies for compact optical space instruments
• Design, manufacturing and testing of compact optical payloads
• Light-weight and compact optical components
• Technologies to reduce volume and mass of instruments
• Novel observation techniques for compact payloads
• Multi-satellite observation methods and instruments