Miratlas and PlaneWave Instruments announce partnership to streamline robotic telescope design, deployment and operation for advanced applications
Gréoux-les-Bains, France, June 23rd, 2020 – Miratlas SAS and PlaneWave Instruments Inc. announce today their commercial collaboration joining efforts to facilitate site survey, robotic telescope systems, and optical ground station operations.
PlaneWave Instruments expertise in both optical and mechanical design since 2006 allowed them to develop over the years a complete range of telescopes from 35cm up to 1m diameter as well as a corresponding choice of mounts capable of delivering high speed and high precision tracking for payloads up to 135kg.
Miratlas established in 2018 provides a unique turn-key solution for complete optical atmospheric characterisation of cloud cover, turbulence, absorption, and weather which are critical to automated telescope operations.
With the rise of demand for fully autonomous and continuous operation from robotic telescope, not only for astronomy but also for New Space applications such as Free-Space Optical Communication (FSOC) and Space Situational Awareness, both companies are looking to offer a more streamlined solution to their customers thanks to their combined knowledge and added expertise.
“The added value that Miratlas brings along with our offerings shall enable entities to fulfil their application goals while they plan, build, and upgrade their optical sites,” said Ruben D. Nunez, FSOC Market Segment lead and European Managing Director of PlaneWave Instruments.
“This partnership reinforces the already existing complementarity with PlaneWave Instruments and we’re looking forward to allow our customers to benefit from the synergy.“ Jean-Edouard Communal, CBDO & co-founder of Miratlas.
About PlaneWave Instruments
Based in Adrian, Michigan, PlaneWave Instruments is a robotic telescope solution provider that focuses in the Astronomy, Space Domain Awareness, Free-Space Optical Communication, Quantum Key Distribution, and Defense market segments.
For more information about PlaneWave, visit www.planewave.com
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Miratlas SAS designs and manufactures innovative sky and atmospheric characterisation instruments.
The Integrated Sky Monitor provides live, real-time data for free space optical communication, weather nowcasting for solar power and pollution monitoring. Systems can be customized and data processing can be embedded.
For additional information about Miratlas, visit www.miratlas.com
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Miratlas is proud to help Kongsberg Satellite Service by providing complete characterization of the cloud cover, turbulence and absorption in preparation of the deployement of an Optical Ground Station for space-to-ground optical communications.
MIRATLAS SAS, designs and manufactures the Integrated Sky Monitor (ISM), which provides overlapping, continuous, live real-time, high resolution monitoring of the sky and atmospheric conditions.
The ISM is built for autonomous, remote 24/7/365 outdoor operation including a wide suite of passive optical instruments available for the first time in such compact and easy to install package.
Deployed in network, ISMs allow simultaneous survey of potential sites for FSO ground stations or solar power plants.
During normal OGS or solar power plant operation, a local network of ISMs surrounding the facility allows the optimisation of operations by providing precise weather and atmospheric conditions nowcasting.