Spotlights

LISA Pathfinder mission leader recipient of 2020 Tycho Brahe Medal

ERZIA Celebrates Contribution to Mission Success

ERZIA congratulates Stefano Vitale, this year’s recipient of the Tycho Brahe Medal. The medal recognizes his leadership of the Laser Interferometer Space Antenna (LISA) Pathfinder mission. The award, bestowed by The European Astronomical Society, acknowledges the mission’s extraordinary success proving the technology required for the gravitational wave observatory planned to be launched in 2034.

The NOMAD instrument, with ERZIA amplifiers on board, makes a great discovery in Mars’ atmosphere.

In 2014, ERZIA delivered RF Driver Amplifiers for the NOMAD instrument for installation on the Trace Gas Orbiter (TGO) of the ExoMars mission. The mission was launched in 2016 and NOMAD began science operations in 2018. In 2020, we are proud that ERZIA amplifiers are contributing to a successful mission and better understanding about the Martian atmosphere.

Artist Impresión of ESA’s TGO detecting Green Glow of Oxygen. Credits: European Space Agency

Artist Impression of ESA’s TGO detecting Green Glow of Oxygen.
Credits: European Space Agency

One of ERZIA Amplifiers inside the NOMAD instrument. Credits: ERZIA

One of ERZIA Amplifiers inside the NOMAD instrument.
Credits: ERZIA

QV-LIFT first communication

On Wednesday 5th December, the members of the QV-LIFT team closed the very first two-way loop between the Aeronautical Terminal and the Earth Station operating in Tito Scalo (Italy) through the Alphasat satellite.

This achievement represents a remarkable and successful milestone for the QV-LIFT project.

The Aeronautical Terminal carries state of the art components manufactured by ERZIA such as as the LNB and BUC that enable the communication in Q and V bands.

To know more about the QV-LIFT project, visit: https://www.qvlift.eu/

Exomars: two ERZIA amplifiers onboard.

The first of two joint ESA–Roscosmos missions to Mars has begun a seven-month journey to the Red Planet, where it will address unsolved mysteries of the planet's atmosphere that could indicate present-day geological – or even biological – activity.

http://exploration.esa.int/mars/57619-exomars-on-its-way-to-solve-the-re...

Picture copyright ESA

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