ISRO/SAC awards infrared detector contract to Sofradir

Sofradir, a developer and manufacturer of advanced infrared (IR) detectors for military, space and industrial applications, has been awarded a two-and-a-half-year detector contract by the Indian Space Research Organization’s Space Applications Center (ISRO/SAC) in Ahmedabad.

Under the terms of the contract — the value of which has not been disclosed — Sofradir will develop large-format IR detector prototypes for testing and will deliver numerous flight models.

ISRO/SAC will receive flight models of Sofradir’s best-selling IR detector for space applications: the large-format 1,000 x 256 Saturn short-wave IR system. The organisation will use the Saturn detector for future projects within the scope of India’s hyperspectral Earth-observation satellite developments.