GE Renewable Energy approves the use of the nacelle based Continuous Wave scanning Lidar ‘ZX TM’ from Lidar OEM ZX Lidars for Power Performance Testing.
A new technique, partially influenced by the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) design, uses mirror segments to sort and gather light on a microscopic scale and to take three-dimensional images of molecules in position and orientation.
In a study published in Sensors, researchers proposed a spaceborne imaging telescope design that uses freeform optics.
Researchers have created a new method for fabricating the high-precision, ultrathin mirrors needed for high-performance x-ray telescopes using femtosecond laser pulses.
Scientists from Tokyo Metropolitan University led a team that cracked the conventional weight-versus-angular-resolution trade-off by developing historically lightweight optics for X-ray space telescopes.
The MAGIC telescopes on the Canary Island of La Palma were built to observe cosmic objects that emit high-energy gamma rays, i.e. supernovae or black holes. Astronomers also use the twin telescope to measure the diameter of stars to investigate the processes throughout their life cycle.
X-ray mirrors are widely used for synchrotron radiation facilities, X-ray free-electron lasers and astronomical X-ray telescopes. The short wavelength and grazing incidence impose strict limits on the permissible slope errors.
Thanks to significant UK Government funding for innovation in space technology, XCAM Ltd working with the Open University, developed new enhanced performance imaging technology to help enable the Open University conduct research support as part of NASA’s Roman Space Telescope (Roman Space Telescope/NASA) and as a flagship for space applications in the future.
Researchers from The University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, USA, led by Professor Daewook Kim, consider advancements in optical engineering for future telescopes, in a new publication from Opto-Electronic Advances.
A team of researchers at the Centre Spatial de Liège (CSL) of the University of Liège has just developed a method to identify the contributors and origins of stray light on space telescopes.