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Optimax has participated in many aerospace and NASA programs. We have supplied these programs with high-quality imaging lenses designed for position sensing, mapping landforms, and optical analysis. Scroll through our the missions listed to find out more about “Optimax in Space”.
To study Mercury's chemical composition, geology, and magnetic field.
Messenger's power comes mainly from its solar array. The power produced by the solar array is stored in a battery and then distributed to the other systems.
This satellite provided evidence that Mercury's polar craters contain water ice.
LAUNCHED: August 3, 2004
LANDED: March 18, 2011
Optimax on Board
For the Mercury Messanger mission, the instruments had to be designed specifically to be fortified against the unrelenting heat. Optimax was chosen to supply NASA with high-quality imaging lenses designed for position sensing, mapping landforms, and optical analysis within these specifications.
Check out the entire mission details on the NASA website:
Videos and Images Courtesy NASA/JPL-Caltech
- NASA's Mercury Messenger Mission
- Messenger: The Extreme Mission
- Mercury Messanger Mission Images
- Mercury Messanger Mission Videos
Optimax on Board