UK company delivers first imaging hardware for ESA Euclid mission
Rocketeer — Wed, 08/03/2017 - 12:40am
A UK company has reached the landmark of delivering the first imaging components of an ESA mission to investigate dark matter and dark energy.
The firm e2v in Chelmsford, has developed a new Charge Coupled Device (CCD) imaging sensor for the space telescope and the first four have now been delivered to the Mullard Space Science Laboratory (MSSL), in Surrey. The remaining CCDs for the Visible imager (VIS), will be delivered over the coming months.