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Completely detached…

…we are in no way – even if you could lose a bit traction given the fact that some of our electroforming components recently are traveling in Space. These cold shields have been integrated by one of our long term customers in 6 infrared detectors which in turn are an elementary part of the Sentinel-3A. This “high tech Ocean Guardian” is part of the European Commission and the European Space Agency ESA Copernicus program. Next to the ocean observing this unit has the task to monitor global land surfaces. This will help to better understand the effects of global climate change.

That we are all very proud to be a – albeit small – part of this important European mission, we do not want to keep silent at this point. Finally it is a nice confirmation that high tech above all made by Sigrist even in space is successful.

For more detailed information on our electroforming products please contact Rainer “Major Tom” Schwarz under +49 7231 / 56619-12.

 


Description: The preparations of a new Copernicus Earth observation satellite, Sentinel-2B, are finished and the satellite will be carried into orbit by ESA's own lightweight launcher Vega, departing from Europe's spaceport in Kourou.
 Sentinel-2B is set to play a key role in the Copernicus programme, the world’s largest environmental monitoring programme which is headed by the European Commission in partnership with ESA.

More details of the Sentinel satellites is available on our Earth observation webpages:
http://www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Observing_the_Earth/Copernicus/Overview4

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