Tag Archives: optics

Former Air Force Scientist Robert Peterkin Named Director of General Atomics’ Albuquerque, NM Office

Robert Peterkin, a veteran of the Air Force Research Laboratory and former vice president at Science Applications International Corp., has joined General Atomics as director of the company’s office in Albuquerque, New Mexico. General Atomics said Friday Peterkin will help coordinate and implement technology strategies to meet future customer demands and …

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NASA Taps Northrop Subsidiary to Provide Optics Tech for Future Space Observatory

A Northrop Grumman subsidiary has received a contract from NASA‘s Jet Propulsion Laboratory to develop an optical technology platform for integration with an infrared space observatory. Northrop said Monday Adaptive Optics Associates will design and produce an adaptive optics tool for the Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope designed to capture images of exoplanets throughout the platform’s …

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Ball Aerospace Demos DARPA Telescope; Rob Strain Comments

Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. has tested new telescope technologies for an Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency program which utilizes a lightweight polymer membrane. Ball deployed a 20-meter-diameter telescope in geosynchronous orbit using those technologies as part of DARPA’s Membrane Optic Imager Real-time Exploitation program, Ball Aerospace said Friday. Rob Strain, …

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