Leiden Measurement Technology (LMT) is partnering with Georgia Institute of Technology and Stone Aerospace for the NASA-funded ASTEP project, SIMPLE (Sub-ice Investigation of Marine and Planetary-analog Ecosystems). LMT is designing and manufacturing the Protein Fluorescence Spectrometer, a stand-off fluorescence spectrometer designed to detect bacterial life living at the sea-ice interface underneath the Ross Ice Shelf in Antarctica.
A VALKYRIE-like cryobot penetrating through and extraterrestrial icy crust to a waiting ocean. Image compliments of Stone Aerospace.
Leiden Measurement Technology LLC is partnering with Stone Aerospace to build a scientific payload instrument for their VALKYRIE cryobot, a prototype drill designed to penetrate through the icy crust of Europa or Enceladus for scientific exploration. Wired Magazine covered the VALKYRIE drill. For this vehicle, LMT is designing and constructing the Sub-glacial Under-water Reconnaisance Flow-through Fluorescence Spectrometer (SURFFS).