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e2v wins ?10m ESA space science contract

Released 07:00 18-Mar-2013

RNS Number : 1622A
e2v technologies PLC
18 March 2013

e2v technologies plc


e2v wins €10m ESA space science contract


e2v has been awarded a  €10m (£8.5m) contract to deliver Charge Coupled Device (CCD) imaging sensors for the European Space Agency's (ESA) Euclid space science mission.


This contract follows the successful development contract awarded to e2v in 2010 and the revenue will be realised over the five years to 2018.


The satellite is expected to launch in 2020 and during a 6 year mission in orbit it will survey up to two billion galaxies, to better understand the expanding geometry of the universe.


Keith Attwood, CEO said "This contract win demonstrates the depth and strength of the partnership e2v has with ESA and the broader European space industry."





e2v technologies plc

Tel: +44 (0)1245 493 493

Keith Attwood, Chief Executive

Charles Hindson, Group Finance Director


Pelham Bell Pottinger

Tel: +44 (0)20 7861 3232

Archie Berens

Charles Goodwin


ESA disclaimer: The view expressed herein can in no way be taken to reflect the official opinion of the European Space Agency.

About e2v

e2v is a leading global provider of specialist technology for high performance systems and equipment; delivering solutions, sub-systems and components for specialist applications within medical & science, aerospace & defence, and commercial & industrial markets.

e2v has its headquarters in the UK, employs approximately 1650 people, has design and production facilities across Europe and North America, and has a global network of sales and technical support offices. For the year ended 31 March 2012, e2v reported sales of GBP235m and is listed on the London Stock Exchange. For more information visit

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