Andor Custom-built CCD Cameras Power New Search for 'super-Earths'
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 »
South by Southwest Crowds Flock to See NASA's James Webb Space Telescope Full-Scale Model, Exhibit
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 »
Ball Aerospace Delivers Software for James Webb Space Telescope Wavefront Sensing & Control
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 »
Beam Expanding Telescope is used on industrial drilling lasers.
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...Read More »
The Ultimate Guide to Packaging Automation Solutions
This ebook provides an in-depth guide to packaging automation solutions.Read More »
Special Optics Builds Telescope Lens Assembly to Support NASA's ICESat-2 Mission
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 »
Optex Systems Receives $2.5 Million Purchase Order for Panoramic Telescopes from U.S. Army
RICHARDSON, Texas, June 30, 2010 - Optex Systems Holdings, Inc. (OTCBB:OPXS), a leading manufacturer of optical sighting systems and assemblies primarily for Department of Defense applications, today announced that the U.S. Army Tank-Automotive and Armaments Command, Warren, Michigan location, (TACOM-Warren) has awarded Optex a $2.5 million purchase order for additional M137 panoramic telescopes....Read More »
Edmund Optics® Helps Blend Science and Art In Historic Reconstruction
October 6, 2009, Barrington, NJ. - Edmund Optics (EO), the premier provider of optical components, today announced that Telescopes of Vermont has chosen EO as the optics supplier for its recreation of the historic Porter Garden Telescope. Russell Williams Porter (1872 - 1949), who originally designed the telescope in the 1920s, was a renowned artist and architect who was part of the design team...Read More »
IR Thermometer has twin lasers/built-in optical telescope.
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 650-1,800-ºC on 1M version, and 385-1,600-ºC 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...Read More »
Innovative Cryogenic Technology Used in the Planck and Herschel Satellites
As part of European Space Agency (ESA) scientific programs, a launch has been announced on May 14 next, of Ariane 5, awaited with bated breath by the international scientific community. On this event, the European carrier will launch two of the most complex satellites ever produced in Europe: Planck and Herschel. They will be placed in an orbit 1.5 million kilometers from Earth, after a voyage...Read More »
U5 Machining Center Aids Search for Extraterrestrial Life
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. 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 »
Cut and Bevel Pipe up to 63" Diameter with a Single Lightweight, Portable Machine
CS Unitec is a leader in power tools designed for industrial applications, with products that set the standard for robust performance and industry-leading reliability. Adding to our long list of innovation is a new line of pipe cutting machines. For cutting and beveling pipe up to 2" in thickness and diameters from 12" to 63", no other cutting system comes close. See our video to learn more.Read More »