Year 2000

Two aerospace engineers of INTA (National Institute of Aerospace Technology), Javier Serrano and Carlos Laviada decided to start a joint initiative, founding LIDAX Engineering, one of the first Spanish companies whose activity was based on Space intensive knowledge.

Investments of 15% of its annual revenue in R&D activities allow the company to position itself in different niches of knowledge.

Since that year, one of LIDAX greatest priorities has been the commitment to ensure maximum satisfaction of our customers by applying the most stringent quality control procedures to our products.

Year 2005

Following a steady but ambitious growth, LIDAX began to operate according to the new concept of Integration, Testing and Verification Lab in the facilities of the Science Park in Alcala de Henares.

This laboratory called SMARTLAB consisted of two separated rooms in a more than 60 square meters area.

The first one was isolated from noise and vibration sources. LIDAX purchased an integration optical table and one Laminar Flow Chamber Class 100 which allowed us to integrate sensitive mechanical and optical components.

The second room had a cutting edge cryostat, specifically manufactured for LIDAX, which incorporates multiple optical windows and the possibility of testing high accuracy mechanisms and opto-mechanical equipment, for space and on-ground applications in vacuum and cryogenic environment.

Year 2010

LIDAX strengthens its position by establishing a consolidated  network of partners, at national and international level. After more than ten years of activity, LIDAX is a benchmark in opto-mechanical instrumentation and space mechanisms for several European Space Agency missions.

LIDAX is involved in Bepi-Colombo, Solar Orbiter, Proba-3, Earth Care, ExoMars, among others.