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

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2002, 2019

China sales representative agreement signed.

Another step in the history of Lens R&D has been taken today when a sales representative agreement was signed  between Microdrive Aerospace Ltd and Lens R&D.Microdrive Aerospace Ltd will be the prime contact for our Chinese customers.This is seen as a very  welcome step towards bridging time zones as well as avoiding potential issues with language barriers and cultural differences.The first steps towards gearing up activities in China will be translating of our datasheets into Chinese, and a visit to China in Wk12 (18th till 22nd of March). The Chinese datasheets will be made available on our website including a [...]

1511, 2018

Finally…….

It took more than six and a half year before we could enjoy below lines. These simple lines are part of the launch manifest of a Falcon 9 to be launched on 19th of November 2018. The VESTA Satellite developed by SSTL for Honeywell and the ExactEarth constellation will be the first satellite to carry one of our BiSon64-B Sunsensors to space. Although we have delivered flight sensors to multiple missions no mission has flown yet. Consequently the VESTA satellite will mark the transformation from TRL8 to TRL9.One might wonder why it took so long to have a first flight qualification [...]

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