Remote Sensing Detectors
The Remote Sensing Detectors Group carries out research and development into the underlying technology of photon detectors; the core of telescopes, cameras and other instruments.
The Photon Detection Systems Group conducts Research and Development into photon detectors and instrument systems. Most of MSSL's flight hardware projects have been built on a foundation of detector development. The selection of instruments to fly on spacecraft is a highly competitive process and it essential for MSSL to maintain at the forefront of detector technology.
We are continually developing our detector technology for future missions through research, particularly in CCD and CMOS detectors.
New missions, such as the upcomign Euclid and ExoMars missions bring new opportunities and new challenges
Find out about our recent research through our publications archive.