Welcome to our Company
Neptec Design Group Ltd. is an experienced spaceflight engineering company. Neptec specializes in the development, production, integration, operation and support of intelligent spaceflight sensors, payloads, instruments and equipment. We are proud of our history of solving tough challenges and mission-critical problems for customers who do not view failure as an option. Our vision is to have our products and services continue to make important contributions to successful space missions worldwide.
Neptec UK Limited was opened in Harwell, Oxfordshire in October 2014. The primary aim of Neptec UK is to become the recognised UK leader in space qualified laser based sensors and IR cameras. Click for more information on Neptec UK
The only definition of success that matters to Neptec is our customer’s mission success.
Automated Rendezvous and Docking Sensors
Neptec’s TriDAR combines the optical design of a space qualified, near field Laser Camera System (based on triangulation) with a long-range Time-of-Flight (LiDAR) system. TriDAR operates at distances ranging from 5 metres to over 2000 metres without sacrificing speed or precision at either end of the range.
ExoMars Navigation Camera
ExoMars is a European Space Agency Programme in international cooperation with multiple space agencies that will explore the surface and sub-surface of Mars. Neptec Design Group has been contracted by Astrium Limited to develop and deliver the ExoMars Rover Vehicle Navigation and Localization Cameras.
Each of the navigation and localization cameras is composed of a) a mechanical bench b) two cameras (one pair), c) a calibration cube, d) associated electronics and e) interconnecting harnesses. Due to similarities in requirements of both the navigation and localization cameras, one design has been adopted by Neptec that will suit the navigation and localization objectives.