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CCDs in Space

Photonics Spectra
Jun 2009
Chelmsford, UK-based e2v will use the Kepler spacecraft, launched by NASA in early March, to help locate Earth-size planets orbiting stars to determine where liquid water, and perhaps life, could form. Comprising the craft’s focal plane array, which can observe more than 100,000 stars at once, are 42 of e2v’s CCD imaging sensors.


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