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The comet will be reached on August, 6: Rosetta space probe has safe electronics thanks to Alter Technology

People from all over the world are waiting for next Wednesday: The Rosetta space probe will finally reach the comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. Before the probe was sent into space, experts from Alter Technology TÜV NORD tested the electronic components for Rosetta in their laboratories in Spain and Italy.

People from all over the world are waiting for next Wednesday: The Rosetta space probe will finally reach the comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. Researchers expect to learn more about the material composition of comets from the mission, which was initially launched in 2004.

Before the probe was sent into space, experts from Alter Technology TÜV NORD (ATN) worked directly with the European Space Agency and Astrium, tested the electronic components for Rosetta in their laboratories in Spain and Italy. Because of the long period they spend in space and the extreme conditions they have to endure, the components have to fulfil special requirements as regards their ability to withstand radiation, vibration and temperature.

ATN, with locations in Seville, Madrid, Toulouse and Rome, has participated in ESA programmes for more than 25 years now. For example, For example, ATN also selected, tested and certified the EEE components for the Meteosat, the unmanned cargo vehicle (ATV) and the Mars rover Curiosity.

About TÜV NORD GROUP

With over 10,000 employees, TÜV NORD GROUP is one of the largest technical service providers, offering its advisory, service and inspection expertise in over 70 countries throughout the world. Areas of activity include Industrial Services, Mobility, IT and Training. TÜV NORD GROUP occupies a unique position in the sector based on its work in the fields of natural resources and aerospace and is firmly committed to its guiding principle and watchword: “Excellence for your business”.

Carolin Roterberg

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