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CoRot Mission

In 2014, CNES has stopped CoRot mission after 2137 days of operations (more than twice the design's expected lifetime). CoRot was equipped with a 4-detectors focal plane and a dioptric telescope, both supplied by SODERN.
Mission has been a great success with the discovery of 25 exo-planets. The principle was the detection of tiny light variations of stars, which could be explained by the transit of a planet in front of the star. It requires a very high stability of the detection chain; but also a very stable pointing stability, for which SODERN SED16 star trackers were used.

PHARAO - 2014 IAC Conference

During the 2014 IAC conference in Toronto, Sodern has presented a paper detailing PHARAO's Laser Source and Cesium Tube Flight Models achievement. PHARAO (Projet d'Horloge Atomique Refroidissement d'Atomes en Orbite) - a scientific project funded by the French Space Agency, CNES - and a Hydrogen Maser, are two atomic clocks onboard ESA's ACES (Atomic Clock Ensemble in Space) platform, which will dock on the International Space Station in 2016. PHARAO will be the first space atomic clock to use the physical principle of atoms cooling, and thus it will be the most accurate and stable clock ever built.
  • EVENTS                                     

    Sodern will be present at            

    the 51st International Paris Air Show  taking place in Le Bourget Exhibition Centre, France, from June 15th to 21st, 2015.  

    We look forward to welcoming you 
                 Hall 2B, Stand B79.


    Le Bourget 2015