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Varadis Partners with IDEAS for Galileo Second Generation Space Program

Varadis, a global leader in radiation detection and monitoring technology, has been chosen by Integrated Detector Electronics AS (IDEAS) as its radiation monitoring sensor partner for the Galileo Second Generation (G2) space program. Galileo, the world’s most precise satellite navigation system, serves four billion users around the globe.

Sebastian Benoit, Senior Space Project Manager at Integrated Detector Electronics AS (IDEAS): “IDEAS selected Varadis sensors for their extensive space heritage and world leading performance parameters, which are a perfect match for this mission.”

Varadis’ VT06 RADFET (Radiation Sensing Field Effect Transistor), certified as a NASA EEE-INST-002 S1 Level 3 screened part, will contribute to the total ionizing dose (TID) measurements taken during the Galileo Second Generation program.

Brad Wrigley, Varadis CEO: “It has been a pleasure collaborating with the IDEAS team to identify the most effective solution for one of the most impactful satellite missions in the history of the space industry. With the number of satellites in orbit growing at an extraordinary rate, understanding the impact of radiation on components and circuitry throughout a satellite’s lifetime is absolutely critical.  We are absolutely delighted to support IDEAS and the European Space Agency (ESA) in this endeavor.”

About Varadis:  Varadis, a global leader in high-energy radiation detection sensors and dosimeter modules and systems, partners with leading innovators worldwide to solve their radiation detection and monitoring challenges.

Based in Cork, Ireland, Varadis leverages over 30 years of technology development in the radiation monitoring and dosimetry space to address their radiation detection and monitoring challenges.

For Varadis media inquiries, please contact: René Williams, Marketing Director, Varadis,

About Integrated Detector Electronics AS (IDEAS): Integrated Detector Electronics AS (IDEAS) is a leading provider of electronics solutions for radiation detection and imaging in a wide range of applications, including space exploration, medical imaging, and particle physics research. With a focus on innovation, reliability, and performance, IDEAS offers advanced integrated circuits and electronics systems tailored to meet the unique requirements of each project. By leveraging cutting-edge technologies and collaborating with industry leaders, IDEAS strives to push the boundaries of what is possible in the field of detector electronics.

The views expressed in this Press Release can in no way be taken to reflect the official opinion of the European Union and/or ESA.

For IDEAS media inquiries, please contact: Aage Kalsaeg, CCO, Integrated Detector Electronics AS, Gjerdrums vei 19, aage at