Source: Semiconductor Today, 20.07.2020

FBH delivers laser diode benches for MERLIN climate satellite

The Franco-German satellite MERLIN is due to be launched into space in 2025 to measure the methane concentration in the Earth’s atmosphere. Important components of the light detection & ranging (LiDAR) measurement system come from Ferdinand-Braun-Institut, Leibniz-Institut für Höchstfrequenztechnik (FBH) of Berlin, Germany, which has now delivered the required laser diode benches to the project partner.
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