Monthly Archives: January 2016

Housing bare BiSon64-ET received

BiSon64-ET housing bareLast week, the first 15 housings for the Artes 5.2 program ITAR free extended temperature sunsensor (BiSon64-ET in short) have been received.

The first housing was delivered just in time for the visit of ESA DG J.Wörner and the other 14 arrived on Monday 25th of January.

Although the injection moulding tool needed for the ceramic insert is still under design, the housings will allow us to do the first high and low temperature tests on the gluing of the membrane.

This development should put Lens R&D step by step on a path to unprecedented temperature ranges  and reliability.

ESA Director General J.Wörner visits Lens R&D

Lens R&D 3 enhOn Wednesday 20th of January 2016,  mr Jan Wörner, Director General of ESA (accompanied by several other ESA representatives as well as  representatives of the ministry of Economic affairs and our national space agency NSO) visited the new optics lab of Lens R&D.

A short company introduction, (explaining the background of our sunsensors, the importance of space and the ESA business incubation program for terrestrial applications and our plans for the future) was followed by a short but very interesting discussion.

Hopefully Mr. Wörner has enjoyed the visit as much as we did.