In November 2014, the Rosetta spacecraft’s Philae lander made history by achieving the first soft landing on a comet. Earlier last year, we told you about four different phases of our metal MXT® columns being selected for this decade-long mission because of their well-earned reputation for ruggedness and reliability. And now, even though insufficient access to sunlight after the landing has forced the lander into safe mode, the scientific community’s interest in it still has full power:
Restek’s Chris English, Laboratory Manager for our in-house Innovations Group, recently coauthored a poster with Doron Hosiosky of Silicol Scientific Equipment at Isranalytica 2015 looking specifically at the current data available and the design of the instrumentation on the Philae lander.
A recent issue of Journal of Chromatography A delved into the long-term stability tests performed on (and passed by) our MXT® columns to help ensure confidence that the data sent from the probe’s instrument 10 years after launch is sound.
Whether your analysis is being done in the field, the refinery, or the farthest reaches of the solar system, our metal MXT® capillary columns are the reliable choice for great data. You can find our full selection at www.restek.com/mxt — to discuss how they can help with your demanding applications, contact Restek or your local Restek® representative.