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.