We are excited and proud to announce that Cycle GmbH has been awarded with the European Space Agency – ESA Contract to equip the ESTRACK Deep Space ground stations with second generation Frequency and Timing Distribution Systems.
In phase 1 of the project, an initial system will be built and delivered to the European Space Operations Centre (ESOC), located in Darmstadt, Germany.
In phase 2, subject to approval by ESA, further systems are planned to be deployed to the ground stations at New Norcia, Western Australia, Cebreros, Spain, and Malargüe, Argentina. We look forward to this cooperation with ESA as well as with our partner companies Lange-Electronic GmbH, Germany, and Menhir Photonics, Switzerland.
This project is carried out under a program of and funded by the European Space Agency. The view expressed herein can in no way be taken to reflect the official opinion of the European Space Agency.
We are very excited to be part of the most ambitious science project in the area of Petawatt Lasers as well as Accelerators. Read about the project in our recent press release published in Optics.org:
Read in the newest issue of Electro Optics about photonics in large scale research facilities. Our CTO Haynes Cheng explains how sub-femtosecond optical timing distribution systems enable leading research projects.read more
Testing the robustness of the synchronization between two Menhir Photonics lasers, which are locked through the synchronization module BOC of Cycle GmbH.read more