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Infrared Space Contract Awarded

Photonics Spectra
Feb 2009
Sofradir of Veurey-Voroize, France, has signed a contract with Astrium SAS of Paris, a supplier of satellites and space equipment. Under the terms of the €6.7 million agreement, the former will supply a custom-made three-band short-wave infrared detector for the Multi-Spectral Instrument onboard the Sentinel-2 satellite. The detector will provide better discrimination of trees, crops and other environmental elements such as the density of humid air.


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