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.”
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