EMCORE Corporation (Nasdaq: EMKR) is now shipping their Optiva OTS-1LNG Next-Gen L-Band fiber optic links featuring extended bandwidth for native S- and C-band from 50 MHz to 6 GHz. These cost-effective transmitter and receiver modules for the Optiva Platform are ideal for satellite antenna signal transport and interfacility link applications. Optiva Next-Gen L-Band fiber optic […]
Thales Alenia Space has signed a contract with ESA worth 2.8 million euros for the study, design, manufacture and test of the ATHENA Mirror Assembly Module Demonstrator. ATHENA (Advanced Telescope for High ENergy Astrophysics) is the 2nd ‘Large’ mission in the ESA Science Cosmic Vision program, focusing on the Hot and Energetic processes in the […]
Mechdyne Corporation is providing a 70 million pixel virtual reality display to the Observatories of the Carnegie Institution for Science in Pasadena, California — the unique, overhead curve of the large-screen visualization system was custom designed so that Carnegie’s theoretical astrophysicists can look up into, and travel through, the world’s largest three-dimensional map of the […]
Dragonfly Aerospace has concluded an agreement with Earth Observing System Data Analytics (EOS DA) — Dragonfly Aerospace will be delivering two of their HR-250 high-performance, multi-spectral imagers to EOS DA. The two imagers will be used side-by-side to create a wide swath imaging solution with seven spectral bands at close to 1 meter resolution. The […]
L3Harris Technologies (NYSE:LHX) has completed figuring, polishing and coating the primary mirror for NASA’s Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope, formerly known as the Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope, bringing the mirror one step closer to launch. Roman’s primary mirror will collect and focus light from exoplanets, stars, galaxies and supernovae for the telescope, ultimately feeding […]
Optical systems used in satellite data relay systems also have to meet additional basic requirements to survive the harsh environment of space.