Space IR Camera

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Lunar Landing LiDAR

Neptec is designing a landing sensor for an unmanned mission to the south polar region of the Moon, the first in a series of launches that could see the first human habitat on the Moon. The sensor is named  LEIA (LIDAR Extra- terrestrial  Imaging Applications) and is scheduled to fly in 2021 on a Soyuz rocket.

 

 

 

 

Space IR Camera

Neptec is developing an all European (non ITAR) space IR camera that has been designed in a modular fashion such that it can perform multiple space operations. The camera is able to provide accurate situational awareness information (range and bearing) for activities such as satellite servicing and orbital debris removal. The same camera with alternate optics will also be able to provide earth observation data that will be useful for identifying thermal areas of interest such as forest fires, volcanoes and shipping traffic. The  camera is designed to be low cost with a very  small mass, volume and power.