Lepton firm rejoices after Rosetta satellite it helped design finishes two-year mission
Engineers at a Huddersfield firm have joined excitement across the globe after a space satellite it helped build ended its two-year mission.
Reliance Precision, based in Lepton, were full of pride at news the Rosetta space probe collided with a comet in space on Friday morning.
Before landing in November 2014, the satellite had travelled for 10 years to reach the comet.
The firm, who manufacture gear systems, designed a mechanism to help the probe lift its two 15 metre solar panels.
Without the gears, the satellite wouldn’t have been able to power itself millions of miles through space.
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