Launches Carry Specialized Materion Optics
There have been several satellite launches recently that include a Materion presence onboard. One is the Air Force SBIRS GEO-2 recon satellite on an Atlas V vehicle from Cape Canaveral AFS, Florida whose payload carries highly specialized infra red coated optics provided by the Materion High Value Coating team in Westford, MA. In addition, the filter array group provided filters for two other missions launched on a VEGA vehicle from Kourou, French Guiana. These were PROBA-V, a Belgian /ESA satellite, and the VNREDSat-1A, a Vietnamese mission – both with Materion multispectral filter arrays.
The Proba-V mini-satellite atop its Vega Secondary Payload Adapter. Photo: European Space Agency