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Manx made optics proving a success on Mars

The head of an Onchan-based company, which provided vital equipment for NASA’s latest mission to Mars, says he’s delighted tests have already proven the skill of engineers at the firm.

CVI Melles Griot built specialist optics for the Curiosity Rover which landed on Mars safely earlier this month.

And the equipment has already been in action after the rover used a laser to analyse a rock on the Martian surface as part of a test.

Dr Helmut Kessler says the test was a complete success:

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