Monthly Archives: July 2013

Bison 45 changed to Bison 64

Following customer requirements and discussions initiated at the 9th AIAA symposium on small satellites for earth observation, it has been decided to enlarge the field of view of the Bison 45 sunsensor (>45 degree on axis) to 64 degrees in diagonal so as to ensure full spherical coverage with 6 sensors only.

To emphasise this change as from today, the product will be called Bison 64 and the Bison 45 will be discontinued.

We would like to thank all people involved in the discussions for their positive feedback insuring that we now have a product which serves our customers needs even better than before.

Lens R&D is preparing a short introduction to high reliability soldering for ESA-BIC incubatees.

soldering triangleAlthough the basics of soldering are quite simple, there are some tricks to the trade if you want to reach reliable interconnects. Many failures in electronic systems are due to failing connections and many of these failures could have been avoided by making proper solder joints. A basic understanding of the issues related to reliable solder joints is deemed helpfull to avoid some basic mistakes and assist in reaching higher quality level products.