A French space agency awarded nearly $10 million to a subsidiary of Thousand Oaks-based Teledyne Technologies to provide infrared detectors and electronics for a mission to Jupiter.
The Centre National d’Études Spatiales, or CNES, contracted with Teledyne Scientific & Imaging for the products, which are planned to equip a 2022 European Space Agency launch. Over 3.5 years, the craft will study Jupiter’s atmosphere and the surface of three of its moons – Callisto, Ganymede and Europa – using near-infrared and mid-infrared wavelengths.
Teledyne plans to deliver the detectors and electronics within two years, according to a news release March 20.
“This mission exemplifies Teledyne’s commitment to exploration and discovery, from the ocean floor to deep space,” Teledyne CEO Robert Mehrabian said in the release.
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