To serve our customers with solutions to their optics requirements by exceeding their expectations, being attentive to their needs at all times and always doing the best work we possibly can.
Media Lario S.r.l. was founded in 1993 for the purpose of building the first of its kind all metal optics - grown in a chemical bath - for the XMM-Newton X-ray space telescope of the European Space Agency (ESA). The XMM-Newton was launched in December 1999 and continues operating to this day at a distance of 40,000 kilometres from the Earth. Our mirrors continue to function at full specification, with recent imaging achieving the discovery of the last 5% of unidentified Baryonic Matter in the Universe.
Since then, our technology has been used in numerous X-ray space telescope missions, being chosen recently for the €1.5 billion ATHENA telescope, due to launch in the early 2030’s. Recently, we were also very proud to have supplied the optics which were used to take the first ever image of a black hole as part of a 50m large scale telescope in Mexico as well as a large scale telescope array in Atacama Chile. Additionally, our technology has pioneered the use of new materials for high specification optics and optical systems in satellites for Earth Observation as well as for Free Space Optical Communications.