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  • E2v Wins Arthur Clarke Award
Jul 2013
CHELMSFORD, England, July 24, 2013 — Aerospace and defense solutions provider e2v has won the Sir Arthur Clarke award for outstanding achievements by a team in space activities.

The award, which has been presented annually since 2005, recognizes notable contributions to space exploration, particularly British achievements.

The company was honored for its contributions to space activities over the past year, launching its image sensors on a number of space missions, including NASA’s Curiosity rover, Europe’s Pleiades satellite, and the Gaia telescope, which is set to launch in the next few months.

“It was a huge honor to be nominated for this award, and we are thrilled to have actually won,” said Group Director Richard Gibbs. “In this past year, we have seen a number of high-profile space missions returning images and data using our image sensors. We are proud that the e2v team has been recognized for our outstanding work in this sector.”

The award was presented this week to Gibbs by Major Tim Peake, the first British citizen to be selected as an astronaut by the European Space Agency, at the UK Space Conference 2013 awards dinner in Glasgow, Scotland.

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