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Teledyne IR Technology Used on Jupiter Mission

Photonics Spectra
Jun 2017
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. — Teledyne Scientific & Imaging LLC has been awarded a $9.98 million contract by the French Space Agency at the Centre National d’Études Spatiales to provide IR detectors and electronics to the European Space Agency’s (ESA) Jupiter Icy Moons Explorer (JUICE) mission.

JUICE is expected to launch in 2022 and reach Jupiter in 2030 to undertake a three-and-a-half-year study of Jupiter and three of its moons: Callisto, Ganymede and Europa. Teledyne will deliver IR detectors and focal plane electronics to the Institut d’Astrophysique Spatiale for use in the Moon and Jupiter Imaging Spectrometer (MAJIS) instrument that will be used in the JUICE mission. MAJIS, one of ten instruments in the JUICE science payload, will study the composition of Jupiter’s atmosphere and the surfaces of Jupiter’s satellites using two spectral channels that operate in the VIS to near-IR and mid-IR ranges.

“Teledyne is proud to be a partner in the MAJIS instrument and contribute to the success of ESA’s JUICE mission,” said Robert Mehrabian, chairman, president and CEO of Teledyne. “This mission exemplifies Teledyne’s commitment to exploration and discovery, from the ocean floor to deep space.”

Teledyne is a provider of imaging sensors, materials technology, electronics and information science.


GLOSSARY
astronomy
The scientific observation of celestial radiation that has reached the vicinity of Earth, and the interpretation of these observations to determine the characteristics of the extraterrestrial bodies and phenomena that have emitted the radiation.
BusinessTeledyneScientific & ImagingFrench Space AgencyCentre National d’Études SpatialesEuropean Space AgencyJupiter Icy Moons ExplorerJUICEMAJISMoon and Jupiter Imaging SpectrometerAmericasEuropeimagingSensors & Detectorsastronomyinfrared cameraslight speed

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