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SODERN is a French company created in 1962 in order to develop and build the first neutronic-triggering sources for French military systems. Technical and industrial developments since then have evolved towards non-destructive inspection applications such as active inspection of alpha-emitting waste and online bulk material analysis.
At the end of the sixties, SODERN started to diversify into Space Activity, with the development of infrared Earth sensors and solar sensors to provide measurements required for satellite attitude control.
Since then, both the range of products offered and the participation in major Space projects have significantly increased to include Attitude Control (Star Trackers, Earth Sensors), Earth Observation (Cameras, Optical & Optronic Instruments for satellites SPOT, HELIOS, ENVISAT, etc.), Scientific Instrumentation integrated on board satellites, space stations and space vehicles (PHARAO, DECLIC, COROT, etc.).
SODERN also develops and sells optical instruments devoted to nuclear industry, defense and scientific research.