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With GPS and compass readings, Magellan MX™ is useful for vehicle and mobile applications requiring real-time meteorological data, such as incident command centers and hazmat vehicles. Depending on model, meteorological sensors can include ultrasonic wind speed and direction, temperature, RH, barometric pressure, and optical precipitation gauge. Data can be monitored with WeatherMaster... Read More
Utilizing Extra-Low Dispersion Glass for rigid surgical endoscopy, FDA-cleared OES Elite 4mm HD Telescope can be used for urological procedures in resection, including transurethral resection of bladder tumor procedures, which are used both to visualize bladder cancer and to remove cancerous tissue. Narrow Band Imaging works by filtering white light into specific light wavelengths that are... Read More
Thunder Energies Corporation Announces Manufacturing Agreement with United Optics for the Production of TelescopesNov 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
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. Andor, an... Read More
Northrop Grumman Demonstrates Starshade's Ability to Identify Celestial Objects with Successful Tests at McMath-Pierce Solar Telescope in ArizonaSep 08, 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
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... Read More
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
General Dynamics SATCOM Technologies to Build 100-ton Radio-telescope Antenna for New LLAMA Observatory in ArgentinaJul 02, 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
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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 component... Read More
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 of up... Read More
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
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
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 ever to... Read More
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. SuperWASP... Read More
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
BOULDER, Colo., -- Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. has delivered Wavefront Sensing & Control (WFS&C) software for the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) to prime contractor Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems. The WFS&C software contains the sophisticated mathematical algorithms that will be used to align and phase the telescope's eighteen 1.3 meter hexagonal primary mirror segments to perform... Read More
For the first time, local road authorities now have access to a free online tool that allows them to evaluate their potential cost and community savings to using road weather information systems or road decision support systems. Developed and offered by Vaisala, the RoadDSS Value Calculator asks 12 questions about road maintenance operations. Once the user has input infrastructure and cost... Read More
Vaisala Radiosonde RS92 was proven to be the world's top radiosonde as it was placed number one in the 8th World Meteorological Organization (WMO) Intercomparison of Radiosonde Systems. The WMO published their final report on the measurement results on Friday May 13th, 2011 on their website. The results show that Vaisala's sounding system is the world's best-performing combination for upper-air... Read More
Vaisala has added its latest patented Total Lightning Processor(TM) (TLP(TM)) location algorithm to the North American Lightning Detection Network (NALDN)®, which includes the National Lightning Detection Network (NLDN)® and the Canadian Lightning Detection Network (CLDN). The NALDN® will now be able to identify the site of a lightning strike within a range of 200 meters. This will allow... Read More
Wharton, New Jersey - Special Optics, a Navitar company and vertically integrated supplier of precision optical components and assemblies for high-technology applications, recently completed the design and assembly of a custom 500 mm focal length telescope that will be deployed in NASA's MABEL laser altimeter instrument. MABEL is an aircraft-based simulator for the Advanced Topographic Laser... Read More