#GOES17, now operational as #GOESWest monitors an atmospheric river bringing heavy rain and snow to California in this RGB (red-green-blue) air mass imagery from February 13, 2019. The RBG air mass product is used to monitor the evolution ...
February 14, 2019Chris Minney
A new image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows planet Earth as a point of light between the icy rings of Saturn. The spacecraft captured the view on April 12, 2017, at 10:41 p.m. PDT (1:41 a.m. EDT on April 13). Cassini was 870 million miles (1.4 billion kilometers) away from Earth ...
April 24, 2017Chris Minney
NOAA Satellite and Information Service November 21 at 7:14am NOAA's GOES-R satellite launched from Kennedy Space Center in Florida this weekend at 6:42pm on November ...
November 29, 2016Chris Minney
Unlocking Jupiter's Secrets with LUXEL Meshed Carbon/ LUXFilm® Polyimide/ Carbon and meshed Carbon/ LUXFilm® Polyimide/ Aluminum Filters Juno will improve our understanding of the solar system's beginnings by revealing the origin and evolution of Jupiter....
July 5, 2016Chris Minney
A "plasma wind" envelops a Krypton-filled target at the center of the National Ignition Facility (NIF) target chamber as lasers pummel the target with 700 kilojoules of energy. Check out experimental highlights and more on the NIF website:https://lasers.llnl.gov/news.
May 18, 2016Chris Minney
Luxel is proud to have fabricated multiple filters aboard the Japanese satellite Hitomi (formerly ASTRO-H). These include: Thermal Shields Microcalorimeter Optical Filters Contamination Blocking Filters Focal Plane Filters JAXA press release below... The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) confirmed that the X-ray Astronomy Satellite (ASTRO-H) has deployed its solar array paddles ...
February 22, 2016Chris Minney
Luxel built LUXFilm® Polyimide/ Carbon filters for the Cassini-Huygens spacecraft that launched in 1997. The flight reached its research target Saturn in 2004, and shortly thereafter the Huygens probe separated and landed on the moon Titan while the Cassini spacecraft entered Saturn's orbit. The mission has been providing data from the ...
October 27, 2015Chris Minney
Luxel provides 100nm Parlyene/ 100nm Aluminum standard filters that fits into Princeton Instrument’s PI-MTE X-ray imaging systems. With a 32mm x 32mm aperture, the filter offer high soft x-ray transmission and excellent visible light ...
September 29, 2015Chris Minney
In our first newsletter, we described the background of the New Horizons mission to Pluto. On July 14, 2015, after nine years of travel, the spacecraft successfully ...
September 26, 2015Chris Minney
One of our favorite summer traditions in the San Juan Islands is the annual county fair held in Friday Harbor every August. It includes amusement park rides, carnival games, and cotton candy like any American summer fair, but ...
September 25, 2015Chris Minney