Teledyne awarded $10M contract to supply infrared detectors for Jupiter mission
Teledyne Technologies announced that its subsidiary, Teledyne Scientific & Imaging, was awarded a $9.98M contract from the French Space Agency, the Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales, to provide infrared detectors and electronics for the European Space Agency 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 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 and mid-infrared.