Sun Sensors for Satellites and Space Applications2020-01-16T15:07:49+01:00

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1209, 2020

Basic ECSS testing completed

The testing for our latest test program has been completed and the calibration results are in. consisting of : humidity test as specified in the ECSS-E-ST-10-03 40g sine 34.26g random (@2g²/Hz) 3500g pyro shock +125°C..-125°C thermal cycles Next to the environmental qualfication, the new batch of diodes has been tested to 3.9E14 1MeV electrons (on the bare diodes) This is equivalent to 9.2Mrad total ionizing dose and 12.3E9 MeV.cm²/g total non ionizing dose, The test program in combination with the radiation testing covers most known missions and even makes the sensors suited for extra planetary exploration. The differences in performance [...]

1408, 2020

The VaB has arrived

Our new thermal vacuum cycling facility dubbed VaB (for Vacuum boiler) has arrived. This special vacuum chamber has been custom designed by Vacutech (Delft, the Netherlands ). It will serve to perform both lifetime and acceptance tests on our Sunsensors. The arrival was celebrated by a toast to express the hope the system will reliably serve us for many years to come. As all of our sensors have a similar mounting pattern it was possible to design a dedicated hotplate that can hold up to 9 sensors at the same time. The sensors are bolted to the hotplate to ensure [...]

1601, 2020

ISISPACE selects Lens R&D to deliver sun sensors for nano satellite platforms

SpaceTechExpo EU, 2019, Bremen, 21 November 2019 – Dutch CubeSat systems integrator ISIS – Innovative Solutions in Space (“ISISpace”) selected LENS R&D to provide them with their latest MAUS sun sensor product for their latest generation of nanosatellite platforms. As a result of the close collaboration between ISISpace and LENS R&D, the new MAUS sun sensors are more optimized for use in the limited space available in nanosatellites, without compromising on the quality and robustness of the earlier LENS R&D products. ISISpace, one of the leading suppliers of CubeSat mission solutions, is providing complete satellite missions, satellites and services for [...]

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