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To say that 2023 was a stellar year for our Varadis Space business would be an understatement. Major international space agencies and space companies continued to turn to Varadis sensors to monitor radiation on important key projects:


  • NASA Artemis 1, which orbited the moon and deployed 10 CubeSat satellites, leveraged Varadis RADFETs within the ESA Active Dosimeter – Mobile Units (EAD-MUs) to monitor radiation levels throughout its six-week mission. This mission was the first space flight of the Artemis missions which will ultimately return astronauts to the moon in 2026.


  • JAXA (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency) selected our VT06 radiation detection sensor to measure absorbed ionizing radiation aboard the DESTINY+ mission, which will launch in 2024. This mission will explore the Phaethon asteroid to conduct scientific observations of cosmic dust, considered to be a source of organic matter on Earth.


  • The Center for Astronautical Physics and Engineering, National Central University in Taiwan chose Varadis radiation detection sensors to measure ionized radiation aboard its Deep Space Radiation Probe (DSRP) lunar payload. The DSRP payload will be aboard the ispace HAKUTO-R Mission Lunar Lander when it lands on the moon in 2024.


  • NASA EEE-INST-002S1 Level 3 screening certification was granted on the Varadis VT06 RADFET through a strict testing process. NASA’s EEE-INST-002 S1 Level 3 covers both Destructive Physical Analysis (DPA) and Screening to meet the EEE-INST-002 S1 Level 3.


Learn more about how Varadis high-energy radiation detection systems can be deployed in your next project.