Tag Archives: Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope

Ball Aerospace to Produce Optical Instrument for NASA’s Infrared Space Observatory

NASA has selected Ball Aerospace to produce an optical technology for a new space observatory designed to help scientists conduct research into dark energy, exoplanets and infrared astrophysics. The company said Wednesday it will build the Optical Mechanical Assembly for the Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope and support WFI integration and test efforts. Jim Oschmann, …

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Ball Aerospace Concludes Instrument Study for NASA Wide Infrared Survey Telescope Project

Ball Aerospace & Technologies has completed a six-month study on the wide field instrument for a NASA observatory that seeks to support the agency’s astrophysics research mission. The company said Monday it examined WFI technology and scientific requirements for NASA’s Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope currently under development as a follow-on project to the James Webb Space Telescope. WFIRST …

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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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NASA Surveys Potential Opto-Mechanical Assembly Sources for Wide Field Imaging Telescope

NASA seeks information on potential industry sources that can help design and develop an opto-mechanical assembly for the space agency’s future wide field imaging telescope. The agency said Friday in a FedBizOpps notice it looks to identify providers of services, materials, equipment and facilities to support the Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope‘s opto-mechanical structure. Responses to the sources …

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Lockheed Starts Optical Payload Development for NASA’s Dark Energy Research Programs

Lockheed Martin has started develop an optical payload that could support NASA‘s research on a mysterious force called dark energy which causes the universe to expand. Lockheed said Thursday NASA selected the company’s Palo Alto, California-based Advanced Technology Center to start the formulation phase of the Wide-Field Optical-Mechanical Assembly. NASA could choose WOMA to serve as …

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