Dresden, Germany — In the morning of 12/04/2013, the rocket TEXUS 50 of the Model CDB-30 launched from Kiruna, northern Sweden into space. The rocket of the German Aerospace Center (DLR) was equipped with four experiments of biology and materials science and reached an altitude of 261 kilometers.
One of these experiments was conducted by Prof. P. Galland from the University of Marburg. It was about reactions of the fungus Phycomyces blakesleeanus under gravity. Optocon’s fiber optic 90 ?? adapter was part of this experimental arrangement.
The scientific payload of the rocket was six and a half minutes under gravity space before a parachute brought the equipment safely back to Earth.
Since 1977 the TEXUS rockets have been flying regularly on behalf of the research into space. At the end of this year a new rocket launch is planned.
The entire fiber optic product portfolio from Optocon AG is ideal for usage in critical environments. They include MRI, RF, microwave, high-voltage, and chemically aggressive environments, as well as applications in the weightlessness of air and space industry.
Optocon AG offers a complete range of signal conditioners for fiber optical temperature measurement, fiber optic temperature sensors and probes and fibre optical accessories that can be adapted to specific requirements. Optocon???s fiber-optic sensors offer complete immunity to RF and microwave radiation with high temperature operating capability, intrinsic safety, and non-invasive use. The fiber optic probes are also designed to withstand harsh and corrosive environments. Our offered GaAs thermometers can be used with all GaAs-based fiber optic temperature sensors.
An overview about possibilities of fiber optic temperature measurement can be found following this link:?? www.optocon.de/en/applications/overview/.
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