THOUSAND OAKS, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Teledyne Technologies Incorporated (NYSE:TDY) announced today that its
subsidiary, Teledyne Scientific & Imaging, LLC (TS&I), was awarded a
$9.98 million contract from the French Space Agency, the Centre National
d’Études Spatiales (CNES), to provide infrared detectors and electronics
for the European Space Agency (ESA) JUICE mission to Jupiter. 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 infrared detectors and focal
plane electronics to the Institut d’Astrophysique Spatiale (IAS) for use
in the MAJIS instrument that IAS is developing for 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 visible –
near infrared (0.50 to 2.35 micron wavelengths) and mid-infrared (2.25
to 5.20 micron wavelengths).
The infrared detectors for this mission, Teledyne’s H1RG 1024×1024 pixel
arrays, are a proven technology. Similar detectors are on several space
missions including the Hubble Space Telescope, the WISE all-sky infrared
survey, the Orbiting Carbon Observatory and the OSIRIS-REx asteroid
rendezvous mission. The focal plane electronics are based on Teledyne’s
SIDECAR ASIC that is used by several space missions including the Hubble
Space Telescope, the James Webb Space Telescope and ESA’s Euclid dark
energy mission. Teledyne plans to deliver the detectors and electronics
within 24 months.
“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 Chief Executive Officer of Teledyne.
“This mission exemplifies Teledyne’s commitment to exploration and
discovery, from the ocean floor to deep space.”
JUICE is an acronym for the ESA mission: JUpiter
ICy Moons Explorer.
MAJIS is an acronym that describes the purpose and type of instrument: Moons
And Jupiter Imaging
About Teledyne Scientific & Imaging
Teledyne Scientific & Imaging is a high-technology enterprise with
world-class research and development capabilities in imaging sensors,
materials technology, electronics, and information science. TS&I
performs research services for the U.S. Government and private sector
companies, and manufactures and sells high value products that result
from its research and development efforts. For more information on TS&I,
About Teledyne Technologies
Teledyne Technologies is a leading provider of sophisticated
instrumentation, digital imaging products and software, aerospace and
defense electronics, and engineered systems. Teledyne Technologies’
operations are primarily located in the United States, Canada, the
United Kingdom, and Western and Northern Europe. For more information,
visit Teledyne Technologies’ website at www.teledyne.com.
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the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, relating to a
contract award. Actual results could differ materially from these
forward-looking statements. Many factors could change anticipated
results, including funding, continuation and award of government
programs, as well as risks associated with government contracts, are
identified in Teledyne’s 2016 Annual Report on Form 10-K.
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