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To boldly go where no Sunsensor has gone before

The original idea for the Lens R&D extended temperature Sunsensors was born when ESA was working on their Mars rover. In order to allow sterilisation and avoid biocontamination, the sensors should be able to withstand high temperatures and be vented (non-hermetic) During the night time on Mars the sensors should be able to cope with [...]

To boldly go where no Sunsensor has gone before2021-03-12T22:30:14+01:00

Automatic nitrogen flushing system

At Lens R&D we are strong supporters of STEM education and as such in close contact with the Leidsche Instrumentmakers School (LiS). Today two LiS students finished the mechanical activities on the units associated with our new automatic nitrogen storage system.   Nathan Wijnands and Milo van Es (both in their fourth year of becoming [...]

Automatic nitrogen flushing system2021-01-20T19:47:54+01:00

MicroNed, reliability, radiation tolerance and Lens R&D

Delfi-C3 satellite related to the start of Lens R&D   Looking back at history the Dutch MicroNed technology development program has been instrumental in establishing Lens R&D. The program aimed at using MEMS technology to miniaturize satellite systems and led to the development of the Delfi-C3 satellite by the university of Delft in [...]

MicroNed, reliability, radiation tolerance and Lens R&D2020-12-24T17:03:37+01:00
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