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Imec technology taking off to space

Imec will validate three of its technologies in a spaceflight environment. Being compact and sophisticated makes these systems attractive for implementation in space.

Summary

A critical hurdle facing space-based research is the limited availability of physical space, mass, and weight permitted. Nanoelectronics provide a solution to this challenge by miniaturizing core components, leading to a significant reduction in overall hardware size without compromising performance and functionality. Imec will validate three of its compact, smart nanotechnologies in a spaceflight environment.