CGS selected by the Italian Space Agency for the realization of METIS instrument for Solar Orbiter

CGS SpA Compagnia Generale per lo Spazio was awarded a contract by the Italian Space Agency (ASI) for the design and development of METIS (Multi Element Telescope for Imaging and Spectroscopy) instrument for Solar Orbiter, a scientific mission of the European Space Agency (ESA).

Solar Orbiter, scheduled for launch in 2017, is a mission dedicated to solar and heliospheric physics. It was selected as the first medium-class mission of ESA’s Cosmic Vision 2015-2025 Programme. METIS is a coronograph instrument that will simultaneously image the visible and ultraviolet emissions of the solar corona and diagnose, with unprecedented temporal coverage and spatial resolution, the structure and dynamics of the full corona.