Telescopes

Optics & Photonics

Thunder Energies Corporation Announces Manufacturing Agreement with United Optics for the Production of Telescopes

November 24, 2015

TARPON SPRINGS, Fla. - Dr. William G. Gaines, President and COO of Thunder Energies Corporation (ticker symbol: TNRG) announces that, following months of tests and negotiations, United Optics of Kunming, China, has been selected to manufacture TEC's 70mm, 102mm, and 152mm pairs of Galileo and Santilli Telescopes. United Optics is a fully integrated design-build operation launched in 2003 by... Read More

Controls & Controllers, Materials & Material Processing, Optics & Photonics

Tech Innovator Thunder Energies Corporation Poised for Global Growth with Antimatter-Detecting Telescope, Environment-friendly Technologies

October 30, 2015

TARPON SPRINGS, Fla. - Tech innovator Thunder Energies Corporation (OTCQB: TNRG) is poised for global expansion upon confirmation of its newest optical equipment's capability to detect antimatter particles. The Santilli Telescope, the first and only equipment for space exploration in history to successfully capture antimatter-light images, will soon be available for purchase around the... Read More

Optics & Photonics, Vision Systems

Rare System of Five Stars Discovered by Andor Cameras

September 15, 2015

Most successful ground-based telescope projects to find exoplanets are powered by Andor cameras Belfast, UK – With the news that British astronomers from the SuperWASP (Wide Angle Search for Planets) project have discovered a very rare system of five connected stars, Andor's pre-eminence in high-performance digital camera design and manufacture has been demonstrated once again. ... Read More

Laboratory and Research Supplies & Equipment, Optics & Photonics

Northrop Grumman Demonstrates Starshade's Ability to Identify Celestial Objects with Successful Tests at McMath-Pierce Solar Telescope in Arizona

September 8, 2015

REDONDO BEACH, Calif. – Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) engineers and astronomers demonstrated the ability of a petal-shaped starshade to clearly see celestial objects during two, weeklong series of engineering tests on Kitt Peak at the McMath-Pierce Solar Telescope. This was the first time a starshade was tested against actual astronomical objects. The team experimented with three different... Read More

Optics & Photonics, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments, Green & Clean

Portable Datalogger facilitates wind measurement.

May 18, 2015

Engineered for challenges faced by developers and operators, Nomad 3 Data Logger offers flexible and straightforward use, works with diverse range of wind sensors, and employs Linux OS. Rugged device, which supports transport via backpack, is supported by telemetry and data storage features that enhance capacity for remote data management. Along with wireless connectivity, features include data compression and encryption, Web-enabled device accessibility, and remote configuration support.<br /> Read More

Optics & Photonics, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments, Green & Clean

Vaisala and Puhuri Oy Partner for Better Wind Measurement

February 20, 2015

Vaisala is providing measurement systems and services to Finnish wind power company, Puhuri Oy, which operates three wind projects and is developing several more in Finland. The agreement includes two Vaisala Triton Sonic Wind Profilers, which will be installed in northern Finland, as well as an annual SkyServe maintenance and data management contract. Furthermore, Vaisala will deliver the... Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment, Optics & Photonics

General Dynamics SATCOM Technologies to Build 100-ton Radio-telescope Antenna for New LLAMA Observatory in Argentina

July 2, 2014

General Dynamics-built radio telescope antennas give scientists a microscopic view of the universe that is thousands of light years away. NEWTON, N.C. – General Dynamics SATCOM Technologies, a part of General Dynamics C4 Systems, will build and install a 100-ton, 12-meter (40-foot), submillimeter-wavelength radio telescope antenna for the new Large Latin American Millimeter Array (LLAMA)... Read More

Optics & Photonics, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments, Vision Systems

NASA's Next Generation Space Telescope Is Coming Together

February 10, 2014

PALO ALTO, Calif. – An infrared camera designed with University of Arizona and Lockheed Martin [NYSE:LMT know-how, which will form the heart of NASA's James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), has joined three other instruments at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) to be mounted in the nascent telescope structure. The Near Infrared Camera (NIRCam) will function as the central imaging... Read More

Optics & Photonics, Test & Measuring Instruments

Vaisala Signs a Significant Contract for Radiosondes

January 6, 2014

Vaisala has signed a contract to deliver radiosondes to its long-term customer. The deliveries start at the end of 2014 and will be completed during the summer of 2018. The value of the deal is EUR 11.0 million. Radiosondes are meteorological devices that are used to measure pressure, temperature, humidity, wind speed and direction in the upper atmosphere. The radiosonde reaches an altitude... Read More

Optics & Photonics

Ball Aerospace Demonstrates Ultra-Lightweight Telescope Technologies for DARPA's MOIRE Program

December 12, 2013

BOULDER, Colo. — Ball Aerospace Technologies Corp. has demonstrated unprecedented telescope technologies using ultra-lightweight polymer membrane optics. Ball is incrementally demonstrating technology needed to deploy a large, 20-meter-diameter, lightweight space-based telescope in geosynchronous orbit as part of the Membrane Optic Imager Real-time Exploitation (MOIRE) program, led by the... Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Optics & Photonics, Transportation Industry Products

Sunshield for NASA's James Webb Space Telescope Ready for Manufacturing

September 25, 2013

REDONDO BEACH, Calif. - NASA's James Webb Space Telescope is dominated visually by the tennis-court sized sunshield, which separates the observatory into a warm sun-facing side and a cold anti-sun side. Each of the five sunshield layers helps to protect the telescope optics - or mirrors - from the sun's heat. Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) and teammate NeXolve Corporation, a subsidiary... Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment, Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Electronic Components & Devices, Mounting & Attaching Products, Optics & Photonics, Test & Measuring Instruments, Vision Systems

ATK Delivers Backbone of NASA's James Webb Space Telescope

August 28, 2013

Webb Telescope ATK Hardware Meets Unprecedented Thermal Stability Requirements ATK Designed, Engineered and Constructed more than 10,000 Parts ARLINGTON, Va. – ATK (NYSE: ATK) has shipped the primary mirror backplane support structure (PMBSS) for  NASA's James Webb Space Telescope to Marshall Space Flight Center, completing an important milestone for the most powerful space telescope... Read More

Optics & Photonics, Robotics, Vision Systems, Green & Clean

Andor Custom-built CCD Cameras Power New Search for 'super-Earths'

July 3, 2013

Twelve-strong array of ground-based telescopes equipped with specially built red-sensitive cameras to survey the sky to find transiting Neptunes and super-Earth Belfast, UK – As the worldwide race to discover Earth-like exoplanets accelerates, Andor's expertise in high-performance digital camera design and manufacture is proving crucial for many of the leading groups in the field. ... Read More

Optics & Photonics, Vision Systems

South by Southwest Crowds Flock to See NASA's James Webb Space Telescope Full-Scale Model, Exhibit

April 5, 2013

REDONDO BEACH, Calif. - Northrop Grumman Corporation's (NYSE: NOC) four-story high, tennis court-sized full-scale model of NASA's James Webb Space Telescope attracted thousands at the recent South by Southwest (SXSW) Interactive Festival in Austin, Texas. Northrop Grumman partnered with NASA, the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI), Microsoft Research, Ball Aerospace, ATK Aerospace, ITT... Read More

Optics & Photonics

Beam Expanding Telescope is used on industrial drilling lasers.

December 20, 2010

Motorized Zoom Beam Expanding Telescope (ZBET), intended for use with JK604D drilling laser, remotely changes laser beam size and focus position using integrated LaserView software. Laser magnification can be continuously driven from 1X-4X in less than 5 sec, reducing setup times and promoting in-process flexibility. With optics optimized for high peak power operation, ZBET exhibits minimal beam wander while maintaining diffraction limited performance across entire expansion range. Read More

Optics & Photonics, Test & Measuring Instruments

Cloud Height Detector enables air quality forecasting.

January 21, 2010

Able to measure cloud base height and vertical visibility in all weather conditions, Ceilometer CL51 reports planetary boundary layer structure parameters such as mixing layer height and residual layer height. It utilizes optical single lens technology and emits strong and stable signal over entire measurement range. Employing pulsed diode laser LIDAR (Light Detection And Ranging) technology, device can detect 3 cloud layers simultaneously from ground level to 43,000 ft. Read More

Optics & Photonics, Test & Measuring Instruments

IR Thermometer has twin lasers/built-in optical telescope.

September 1, 2009

Featuring dual grip handle to assist in steady aiming in small target, long distance applications, Models PSC PTLST-20-1M and 2M offer temperature ranges of 650-1,800ºC on 1M version, and 385-1,600ºC on 2M. Spectral responses are 1.0 and 1.6 µm respectively. Twin lasers are mounted such that beams converge at target distance, illuminating measured area. Other features include internal 2,000 reading data logger, and max/min audible and visual 3 color alarm signaling on integral display. Read More

Optics & Photonics, Test & Measuring Instruments, Green & Clean

Pioneering Wind Observing System to Be Installed in the USA

August 17, 2009

Wind energy production to benefit from increased predictability<4444>The world leader in environmental measurement, Vaisala, together with electricity and natural gas energy company, Xcel Energy, and the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) have joined forces on a pioneering pilot project in the USA that will take observing and forecasting for wind energy production to the next... Read More

Optics & Photonics, Vision Systems

U5 Machining Center Aids Search for Extraterrestrial Life

March 23, 2009

Mirror for Kepler space telescope machined on MAG five-axis U5 universal machining center. Space craft on three-year mission to search galaxy for Earth-like planets.<4444>MAG Cincinnati's bridge-type U5 machining center demonstrated its accuracy and versatility by helping to produce the 1.4 m (4.5 ft) glass mirror for the recently-launched Kepler telescope. The three-year mission of the Kepler... Read More

Health, Medical and Dental Supplies & Equipment, Optics & Photonics, Test & Measuring Instruments

Cathetometer operates as micro-telescope.

April 17, 2007

Weighing 1 lb, Model TC-II measures vertical displacement in areas that are inaccessible to indicator, scriber, or other mechanical checking devices because of distance, or combinations of blended curves. It offers optically correct image (right side up, left-to-right) with magnification of 12.5X as microscope, and 3.5X at 7 in. as telescope. Unit features cross-hair reticle mounted in its eyepiece, 4 in. to infinity adjustable focal length, and 0.0001 in. per ft accuracy. Read More