Horiba Scientific company was founded in 1945. Its headquarters is located in Kyoto, Japan. Horiba is a world leader in spectroscopy, elemental analysis, fluorescence, XRF, ICP, particle detection, Raman spectroscopy, and spectral ellipsometry for research and industry. Horiba optical elements have been awarded for their use in space research. The Horiba diffraction grating is a key spectrometer’s component of the New Horizons probe, which was launched by NASA to study Pluto in 2006. The same spectrometer was used by the European Space Agency in the Rosetta probe that explored 67P / Churyumov-Gerasimenko comet.