This highly accurate equipment simulates the light an instrument will detect in space at a known brightness in order to check instruments are operating as expected before launch.
We use both off the shelf sources and bespoke equipment to test instruments of varying complexity at a range of wavelengths. We have developed custom-built OSGE for the SLSTR instrument for the ESA/EU Sentinel 3 mission, SPIRE for ESA's Herschel Observatory and MIRI for NASA's James Webb Space Telescope.
Our expertise in OSGE complements our extensive calibration and space test facilities.
For more information please contact: RAL Space Enquiries