Press Releases co-authored by Micos
SpectroCube spectroscopy upcoming publication (2019):
SpectroCube: a European 6U nanosatellite spectroscopy platform for astrobiology and astrochemistry
Nature Photonics (2019):
An integrated broadband spectrometer on thin-film lithium niobateLINK TO PUBLICATION
Optics Express (2018):
Lippmann waveguide spectrometer with enhanced throughput and bandwidth for space and commercial useLINK TO PUBLICATION
Advances in Space Research (2018):
Dustcube, a nanosatellite mission to binary asteroid 65803 Didymos as part of the ESA AIM MissionLINK TO PUBLICATION
5th European conference on space debris (2017):
Optical In-Situ Monitor – A Step towards European Space-Based Debris ObservationsLINK TO PUBLICATION
International Conference on Space Optics (2012):
Assembly technique for miniaturized optical devices: towards space qualificationLINK TO PUBLICATION
2019-10: Miniature spectrometer R&D work published in Nature Photonics
Micos activities for the development of highly integrated miniaturized spectrometers started back in 2011. A number of development projects with various partners were acquired through ESA and Swiss confederation funding. Today, this R&D work is celebrated in a Nature Photonics paper describing the latest advancement of research based on Micos initial work.LINK TO PUBLICATION
2018-04: First flight sub-system delivery
First flight black body manufactured by Micos is delivered by Micos to the Customer for further integration.
2017-12: Flight blackbody in-house characterization
Radiometric tests of the first flight blackbody manufactured by Micos is concluded in Micos TVC.
2017-03: Micos TVC operational
Micos TVC is installed, expanding Micos testing capabilities with its 1.1m diameter and 1.7m long size, having the possibility to connect up to 3 temperature conditioning circuits and several access window.
2016-07: Cleanroom expansion
Second cleanroom extension with a 18 m² ISO6 tent to host Micos upcoming TVC and 12 m² ISO7 for storage and soldering.
2015-05: Management system update
M-Files is installed to support the document management system of Micos, improving traceability and work organization.
2013-09: First OGSE contract
S4-AIT-OGSE contractual negotiation conclude, for the delivery of the first OGSE system.
2013-04: First flight hardware contract
MTG-COM-BB contractual negotiations concluded, for the delivery of the first flight hardware.
2013-07: Cleanroom expansion
First cleanroom extension with an external 18 m² ISO7 tent and an ISO5 area within the ISO6.
2012-09: First two employees join Micos.
2011-12: First TRP development contract
Micos signs the first contract for a TRP development on Miniaturized Spectrometers based on waveguide technology.
2011-12: First contract
Micos concludes the negotiations for its first contracted contribution to an Operational Mission, providing MTG Spectral Calibration Engineering for the IRS instrument to Kayser Threde.
Micos takes over a 54 m² ISO6 climatized cleanroom Area from Optotune.
Micos officially starts its activity hosted by Empa/glaTec facility.