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NOMAD successfully entered orbit around Mars
NOMAD successfully entered orbit around Mars After a 7 month journey, the TGO spacecraft and the Schiaparelli went separate ways towards the Red Planet.
TGO, with NOMAD onboard, was successfully placed in orbit around Mars and appears to be in great shape, ready for the next phase(s).
The Schiaparelly lander encoutered a descent 'anomaly' is the final seconds before touch-down.
The lander with DECA crash-landed on the Red Planet. The full story of events can be read here ...
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Introducing the EOPTRIS 360
Introducing the EOPTRIS 360 OIP Sensor Systems is proud to officially announce the new evolution of the well-known EOPTRIS product range,
the EOPTRIS 360, which is a multi-purpose stabilized sight, with accurate dual-axis gyro stabilization platform
equipped with wide range of advanced sensor array to provide 24 hours observation and surveillance capabilities
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ExoMars launch with huge media echo
ExoMars launch with huge media echo The launch was followed by the media, politics and the broad public.
In the following article some links to press releases in English, French, Dutch, German and Russian.
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NOMAD & DECA travel as first class passengers to Mars
NOMAD & DECA travel as first class passengers to Mars OIP is proud to announce today's successful launch of two instruments, the NOMAD spectrometer and the DECA camera,
onboard the ExoMars 2016 mission from Baikonur Cosmodrome, Baikonur, Kazakhstan.
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Opening Mars Expo in Euro Space Center
Opening Mars Expo in Euro Space Center On March 10th, 2016, the Mars Expo at the Euro Space Center in Transinne (Redu) was officially opened. Mars will be put in
the spotlight the coming year, as ESA's mission to Mars ExoMars 2016 is ready for launch. Belgium has made
some serious contributions to this mission with the NOMAD (OIP/BIRA), DECA (OIP), Amelia (BIRA) .. instruments.
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DECA 'looking forward' to set foot on Mars
DECA 'looking forward' to set foot on Mars For the first time since that start of the Space Activities in OIP Sensor Systems, hardware fully developed by OIP
will set ‘foot’ on a non-terrestrial surface, i.e. the surface of Mars!
So far, approximately 10 ton of terrestrial hardware is ‘resting’ on Mars. From October 2016 onwards 600kg will be added by the Schiaparelli,
Exomars’ Entry, Descent & Landing Demonstration Module, from which 616g were prepared in the OIP cleanrooms.
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Vegetation Instrument onboard Proba-V celebrates 1000 days in orbit
Vegetation Instrument onboard Proba-V celebrates 1000 days in orbit The Vegetation Instrument, launched on May 7th, 2013 from the Guiana Space Center in Kourou on the second Vega rocket VV02,
celebrated on February 1st, 2016 1000 days in orbit! The mission life was extended till end 2018! Congratulations!
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Exomars2016, with NOMAD and DECA onboard, prepares for launch to Mars
Exomars2016, with NOMAD and DECA onboard, prepares for launch to Mars

The NOMAD spectrometer and Descent Camera (DECA) are ready for their final journey towards the Red Planet.
The launch campaign preparation, a joint operation between TAS and International Launch Services (ILS),
are heading towards the final tasks to meet the launch date of March 14th, 2016.

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Proba-3 ASPIICS instrument FPA and CEB: Contract awarded to OIP
Proba-3 ASPIICS instrument FPA and CEB: Contract awarded to OIP Read more
Rosetta
Rosetta In 1999 OIP started a “journey” with the Belgian Institute for Space Aeronomy (IASB-BIRA) to develop the Rosina instrument for the Rosetta mission. Read more
Electro Optical Equipment Nitrogen Purging Kit
Electro Optical Equipment Nitrogen Purging Kit OIP's portable field purging kit simplifies nitrogen-purging for a wide range of electro-optical equipment (LRFs, goggles, mono- and binoculars) Read more
EOPTRIS 2.0
EOPTRIS 2.0 OIP Sensor Systems is proud to officially announce the new evolution of the well-known EOPTRIS, the EOPTRIS 2.0. Read more
Proba-V opens its ‘Eyes’ on the Earth surface
Proba-V opens its ‘Eyes’ on the Earth surface OIP is proud to announce the first image taken by the Vegetation Instrument onboard the Proba-V satellite. Read more
OIP SENSOR SYSTEMS ANNOUNCED TODAY THAT IT WAS AWARDED A CONTRACT OF 11 ORBIS FOR AIRBORNE SURVEILLANCE
OIP SENSOR SYSTEMS ANNOUNCED TODAY THAT IT WAS AWARDED A CONTRACT OF 11 ORBIS FOR AIRBORNE SURVEILLANCE Read more
OIP ANNOUNCED TODAY IT HAS SIGNED A CONTRACT FOR THE PRODUCTION OF THE VEGETATION INSTRUMENT OF THE PROBA V
OIP ANNOUNCED TODAY IT HAS SIGNED A CONTRACT FOR THE PRODUCTION OF THE VEGETATION INSTRUMENT OF THE PROBA V Read more
OIP ANNOUNCED THAT IT WAS AWARDED A CONTRACT BY THE ROYAL NETHERLANDS NAVY FOR THE SUPPLY OF 4 ORBIS
OIP ANNOUNCED THAT IT WAS AWARDED A CONTRACT BY THE ROYAL NETHERLANDS NAVY FOR THE SUPPLY OF 4 ORBIS Read more
OIP Sensor Systems opened a new production facility for the production of it’s 30 mm ORCWS
OIP Sensor Systems opened a new production facility for the production of it’s 30 mm ORCWS Read more
OIP SENSOR SYSTEMS LAUNCHES NEW 51° FELIS NIGHT VISION GOGGLES
OIP SENSOR SYSTEMS LAUNCHES NEW 51° FELIS NIGHT VISION GOGGLES Read more
OIP SENSOR SYSTEMS AWARDED CONTRACTS FOR 800 IRBIS NIGHT SIGHTS
OIP SENSOR SYSTEMS AWARDED CONTRACTS FOR 800 IRBIS NIGHT SIGHTS Read more
OIP SENSOR SYSTEMS AWARDED A CONTRACT FOR 3500 PORTABLE NIGHT VISION SYSTEMS IN ASIA
OIP SENSOR SYSTEMS AWARDED A CONTRACT FOR 3500 PORTABLE NIGHT VISION SYSTEMS IN ASIA Read more
OIP SIGNS 2 CONTRACTS VALUED AT €12.5 MILLION TO SUPPLY FCS AND SPARE PARTS TO UNIDENTIFIED ASIAN CUSTOMERS
OIP SIGNS 2 CONTRACTS VALUED AT €12.5 MILLION TO SUPPLY FCS AND SPARE PARTS TO UNIDENTIFIED ASIAN CUSTOMERS Read more
OIP SENSOR SYSTEMS WAS AWARDED A CONTRACT FOR IT'S LUNOS NIGHT VISION GOGGLES
OIP SENSOR SYSTEMS WAS AWARDED A CONTRACT FOR IT'S LUNOS NIGHT VISION GOGGLES Read more
OIP SENSOR SYSTEMS PRESENTS NEW ADVANCED THERMAL IMAGING TARGET ACQUISITION PRODUCT: AGILIS-LR
OIP SENSOR SYSTEMS PRESENTS NEW ADVANCED THERMAL IMAGING TARGET ACQUISITION PRODUCT: AGILIS-LR Read more
OIP Sensor Systems signs contract valued at € 34M to supply FCS to an unidentified Asian customer
OIP Sensor Systems signs contract valued at € 34M to supply FCS to an unidentified Asian customer Read more