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Space heritage

Infrared interference filters supplied by the laboratory have been employed in many NASA and ESA space based instruments. Projects for atmospheric research and weather forecasting satellite radiometers, planetary research probes to investigate the temperature and chemistry of atmospheres by remote sensing techniques include:

Instrument Sponsor Agency
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO), Diviner Instrument University of Oxford NASA GSFC
James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), Mid-Infrared Instrument (MIRI) Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies / Stockholm Albanova University Center NASA / ESA
Indian Space Research Organisation INSAT-3D radiometer Bryka Electrosystems & Software LLC ISRO SAC
Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, Mars Climate Sounder (MCS) University of Oxford NASA GSFC
EOS Chem High Resolution Dynamic Limb Sounder (HIRDLS) UK Natural Environmental Research Council (NERC) Grants / Sensor Systems Group (SSG) Inc NASA
ENVISAT POEM-1 MIPAS instrument SRON Groningen ESA
INSAT-2 Very High Resolution Radiometer (VHRR) Pilkington Optronics ISRO
Mars Observer 2, Pressure Modulator Infrared Radiometer 2 (PMIRR2) University of Oxford NASA
ENVISAT POEM-1, Advanced Along Track Scanning Radiometer (AATSR) AUSPACE Ltd (Australia) ESA
CASSINI, Composite Infrared Spectrometer (CIRS) University of Oxford NASA
ERS-2, Along Track Scanning Radiometer (ATSR-2) UK Science and Engineering Research Council (SERC) / Graseby Infrared ESA
SCARAB Satellite Radiometer Cologne University ESA
Mars Observer, Pressure Modulator Infrared Radiometer (PMIRR) University of Oxford, DAOPP NASA
ERS-1, Along Track Scanning Radiometer (ATSR-1) UK Met Office and Rutherford Appleton Laboratory ESA
UARS Improved Stratospheric and Mesospheric Sounder (ISAMS) UK Science and Engineering Research Council (SERC) / Oxford University NASA
GALILEO Photo-Polarising Radiometer USA Contractor NASA
GALILEO Orbiter IR Radiometer USA Contractor NASA
Long Duration Exposure Facility (LDEF) Space Exposure Experiment UK Science and Engineering Research Council (SERC) NASA
PIONEER Orbiter IR Sounder USA Contractor NASA
NIMBUS-7 Stratospheric and Mesospheric Sounder (SAMS) University of Oxford NASA
NIMBUS-6 PMR University of Oxford NASA
TIROS-N Stratospheric Sounding Unit UK Meteorological Office NASA
ITOS Vertical Temperature Profile Radiometer USA Contractor NASA
NIMBUS 4 & 5 Selective Chopper Radiometer Oxford / Heriot Watt Universities NASA
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