Satellite Boost

In 2006 NASA launched its Hinode satellite with the goal of gathering important information regarding the way the activity of the Sun influences our planet. The technology used in the satellite was also developed by F1 engineers, who provided their help in developing a 3-metre-long telescope. They were able to make the telescope lighter and worked on the development of a housing which was strong enough to protect fragile tools from the shock of blast off.

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