Day #2508

Posted by Caz on Wednesday, 12th November 2014

Day #2508Title: To Far-Out Worlds
Location: e2v Factory, Chelmsford, Essex
Camera: Canon EOS 100D / 18-135mm EF-S f3.5-5.6 IS STM
Notes: This is a sculpture outside the Chelmsford factory of technology company e2v. As the culmination of a 10-year mission, today the ESA landed the Philae probe on comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. The imaging sensors, which have already been sending back some fantastic pictures from the robotic probes Rosetta and Philae, were manufactured right here in Chelmsford by e2v. How cool is that?
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  • […] Title: Birthplace Of Radio Location: Galleywood Road, Chelmsford Camera: Canon EOS 100D / 18-135mm EF-S f3.5-5.6 IS STM Extras: Self-Timer Notes: Chelmsford has a long association with technological developments. It is known as the Birthplace of Radio because Guglielmo Marconi developed much of his equipment in the town. The UK’s first entertainment radio broadcast was from Marconi’s New Street works in 1920. By the late 1940′s, part of the Marconi company became the English Electric Valve Company Ltd (now known as e2v). After a 10-year mission, today the ESA landed the Philae probe on comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. If that wasn’t exciting enough, I also learned that part of the imaging system (the sensors) were actually made by e2v (they also made sensors for the upgrade to the Hubble Space Telescope). It’s not every day you can say that something which was made a mile down the road has travelled a total of 4,070,263,059 miles to land on something which is now 31,6621,525 miles from the Earth! Makes me proud to be a Chelmsford resident! Today’s PAD: Day #2508 […]