Sofradir’s infrared detectors selected for the Sentinel-5-Precursor satellite mission

Sofradir has been awarded the contract to provide shortwave infrared (SWIR) arrays for the TROPOMI/S5-P (Sentinel 5 Precursor) mission, as part of the Global Monitoring for Environment and Security (GMES) space initiative.

Sofradir is increasingly being selected to participate in satellite and space missions for earth mapping, environment and disaster monitoring, meteorology and planet exploration. In 2010, the company delivered 26 detectors for space programs.