Did you know that a small piece of Airbus Crisa hardware is resting on Titan’s surface, Saturn’s biggest moon?
During the time period between 1993 and 1994 Airbus Crisa designed and manufactured all the thermo-structural models (around forty of them) of the avionics of Huygens probe for its structural testing.
In collaboration with the Institute of Astrophysics of Andalusia, we also worked on the Permittivity and Wave Analyser (PWA) sensor, whose electronics formed part of the data processing unit of the Huygens Atmospheric Structure Instrument (HASI).
The joint development for the PWA sensor combined the Institute of Astrophysics of Andalusia’s knowledge in scientific instruments and the experience of Airbus Crisa in the manufacturing of on board equipment for satellites and planetary probes.
Therefore, we can proudly say that a little piece of ours is at an average distance of 1.4 billion km from Earth!