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03 July 2017

Sofradir to visit space

As the world leader in the production of infrared imagery solutions for defense, spatial and industrial applications, Sofradir is developing ALFA (Astronomy Large Focal Array) which will be its first supersized near infrared detector.


The 2048 x 2048 15 μm pixel pitch detector will be designed to meet the needs of future scientific space missions as well as extremely large ground-based telescopes. It is being developed in collaboration with the CEA-Leti and the CEA-IRFU.