To our business partners,
This is a brief update for you regarding the COVID-19 situation in Italy. We, like many of you, remain under restrictions relative to behaviours and movement for the purpose of reducing the effects of the pandemic. However, the situation in Italy is quite dynamic at the moment, so I thought that a brief update might help.
Media Lario S.r.l. congratulates the European Space Agency (ESA) for the successful characterization of the exoplanet WASP-189b, one of the hottest extra- solar planets known to date, using the CHaracterising ExOPlanet Satellite, or CHEOPS. ESA’s latest Exoplanet Research mission, CHEOPS was launched into space in December 2019.
Media Lario supplied the primary optical element of the CHEOPS telescope instrument, a 330 mm diameter high precision space qualified mirror. Media Lario has supplied critical optics and optical systems for numerous space telescopes for several decades.
Media Lario S.r.l. congratulates the team at the ALMA Telescope Array in Atacama Chile and the entire scientific team involved in the discovery of phosphine in the atmosphere of Venus indicating the possibility of life on our neighbouring planet, as was announced on 13 September in published scientific papers submitted to the International Journal of Astrobiology.
Media Lario manufactured light-weight Nickel laminated optics using our patented Repli-formed Optics™ process for the full telescope array of the ALMA observatory. Over 3000 panels of over several square meters in size were made to precise shape and surface specifications using a layer of nickel surface coating only a small fraction of a millimeter in thickness. Repli-formed Optics™ is a fast, replicable optical manufacturing process, resulting in high-spec optics which are light weight and qualified for harsh environments.
Media Lario S.r.l. has been awarded a contract by NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory to produce the optical system for ASTHROS, an ambitious new mission that will carry a high performance 2.5-meter telescope to the edge of space via a stratospheric balloon the size of a football stadium.
To our business partners,
This past week, in response to the decrease in the COVID-19 infection rate in Italy, the Italian government has announced a new decree allowing commercial entities such as Media Lario to resume manufacturing operations. As such, I would like to inform you that Media Lario will begin factory operations on Monday, 4 May 2020.
To our business partners,
Last night, the Italian government announced a new decree restricting non-essential commercial and manufacturing operations. The government has taken this action in response to the continued rapid rise in the COVID-19 infection rate in Italy and the extremely unfortunate sharp rise in the death rate. My apologies to you for using the Newsletter format here, but I wanted to get communications out to everyone quickly about the effects of this lockdown. We will also follow up with each of you individually in the coming days.
To our business partners,
Since writing to you last week, much of the world now has implemented various forms of containment actions against the COVID-19 virus. As you are no doubt aware of the extraordinary measures being taken in Italy, I thought that a brief further update on our status would be helpful.
For more than a quarter century, Media Lario, a Precision Space Optics company in northern Italy, has been providing the technology to take some of the most significant and beautiful Images of the Universe ever seen. This work has contributed greatly to scientific research and our understanding of the world in which we live. As 2019 comes to a close, we look back at some of these achievements as well as ahead to the exciting times to come.
Media Lario S.r.l. congratulates the European Space Agency (ESA) for the launch of CHEOPS Exoplanet Research mission from the Europe's Spaceport in Kourou, French Guyana.
Media Lario supplied the primary optical element of the telescope instrument, a 330 mm diameter high precision space qualified mirror. The company has participated in numerous space missions, including SWIFT, XMM-Newton and the recently launched eROSITA X-ray space telescope.
Media Lario S.r.l., today announces "first-light" on the eROSITA X-ray telescope utilising Media Lario Repli-Formed Optics™. The very first X-Ray images were taken of a neighbouring galaxy, the Large Magellanic Cloud.
Media Lario S.r.l. announced today that the eROSITA X-ray Space Telescope has been successfully launched from site 81 of Baikonur Cosmodrome on 13 July 2019.
The eROSITA is the next step in large-scale astronomical research of the Universe and the latest in a long line of X- ray telescopes to be built with Media Lario optical technology. Previous missions include Beppo-Sax (Italian Space Agency), SWIFT (NASA, ASI) and the XMM-Newton (ESA).
Jeff Lyons, CEO of Media Lario, said, “Through the hard work of the Media Lario team over many years, we are now beginning to see the fruits of our labor. These scientific discoveries are so important to our understanding of the Universe. Equally, they fulfill life-long dreams for many of us to have participated in this work and enabled it through technology which was developed here in northern Italy. Even more exciting events are yet to come as our technology has been selected for the very large-scale ATHENA X-ray space telescope as well as the technology we have developed for high-speed optical communications in space and advanced optical technologies for flight simulation back here on Earth. Today, we extend our congratulations to the team at the Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics and our thanks for such a rewarding collaboration.”
On 25 April, the eROSITA X-ray space telescope reached the Baikonur Cosmodrome for final preparation for the launch with the Proton-M rocket on 21 June. The eROSITA telescope, utilizing seven optical modules supplied by Media Lario each composed of 54 Repli-Formed™ mirrors, was designed and integrated by MPE (Max Planck for Extraterrestrial Physics).
The telescope will perform high resolution sky surveys to find galaxy clusters and supermassive black holes. This video shows the arrival of the 6 tons satellite and its impressive unloading sequence from a huge Antonov cargo airplane.
Media Lario is proud of being part of this new space mission and will soon report on the launch from the Baikonur Cosmodrome.
Media Lario S.r.l. congratulates the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) team for the tremendous achievement of attaining the first image of a black hole as was announced yesterday in The Astrophysical Journal Letters.
José Achache, Chairman of Media Lario, commented, “The image is an unprecedented observation that unveils one the most powerful phenomena of the Universe. I am particularly proud to say that Media Lario’s technology has been a key enabler of this great achievement and a great milestone for the company.”
Media Lario S.r.l. awarded contract by the European Space Agency for X-ray Space Telescope Optics for the Einstein Probe mission of the Chinese Academy of Sciences.
Article from Corriere della Sera on the 50th Anniversary of the Ruths telescope, the first telescope in the world for optical observations with Aluminium mirrors including Media Lario’s technology selection for the ATHENA X-ray Space Telescope mission.
Media Lario’s technology for the alignment and integration of the ATHENA X-ray space telescope selected by the European Space Agency for further development.
Media Lario S.r.l., a world leader in advanced optical components and systems for space missions, satellite imaging systems and large terrestrial telescopes, announced today that it appointed Dr. José Achache as Director and Chairman of the Board of Media Lario S.r.l..
Media Lario presented a paper about the utilisation of its STREEGO Earth Observation Optical Payload in a system for Early Warning from Space at the 4S Small Satellite conference in Malta, 2 June, 2016.
At the recent 4S Small Satellite Conference in Malta on 2 June 2016, Media Lario presented a paper and presentation on how its STREEGO high resolution multi-spectral small satellite payload can be used as a disaster detection and early warning system. The paper describes a new payload concept called HyperSTREEGO which is a combination of high resolution camera (STREEGO) with wide swath, 45° forward looking viewfinder (Panorama) with sophisticated on-board image processing. The instrument is a space-borne autonomous sensor capable of finding ground anomalies (forest fires, floods, land slides, etc.) and of transmitting only the high resolution images of interest.
The Large Millimeter Telescope, or LMT, in Puebla, Mexico has been upgraded with Media Lario technology to enable deeper observations into the history of the universe.
Media Lario S.r.l. Awarded a Contract to Supply the M2 Secondary Mirror for the Large Millimeter Telescope “Alfonso Serrano” in Puebla, Mexico
Media Lario S.r.l. Awarded a Contract to Supply Advanced Optical System Integration for the European Space Agency’s ATHENA X-ray Space Telescope
Media Lario S.r.l. Selected to supply primary mirror panels for the first medium size telescope of Cherenkov Telescope Array (CTA) by the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).
Media Lario S.r.l. Announces the appointment of Jeff Lyons as Chief Executive Officer.