E2V delivers CCD imaging sensors for space mission

E2V, a designer, developer and manufacturer of imaging sensors, has delivered more than 150 charge-coupled devices (CCD) imaging sensors for Gaia, a European Space Agency (ESA) cornerstone mission.

Due to launch in 2012, Gaia’s goal is to map the positions, parallaxes and proper motions (movement across the sky) of around one billion objects in our galaxy, the Milky Way, to an unprecedented accuracy.