During a recent visit to Friday Harbor, Congressman Rick Larsen and the Economic Development Council of San Juan County stopped by to learn about Luxel and how we have been impacted by the pandemic. Photo: Rick Larsen Facebook
August 19, 2020travis
Luxel is honored to have our EUV filters onboard this exciting mission! Our 150-nanometer thick aluminum filters are used on the Extreme Ultraviolet Imager (EUI) Telescope for entrance and focal plane filters on two different channels. Engineering Model filters first shipped in 2010, and the final Flight Models shipped in ...
July 16, 2020travis
In these tumultuous times, we are proud to help in a small way with local shortages of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). Teaming up with Friday Harbor High School’s STEM Leader Sam Garson, we have been using 3D printers to produce face ...
April 16, 2020travis
Luxel has been closely monitoring the unprecedented development of COVID-19 and directives from local, regional and national governments. Because we support many customers whose products are deemed essential per U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Luxel will remain open to serve our customers. Essential orders will take precedence; however, we anticipate being ...
March 26, 2020travis
Earlier this week astronomers from the University of Michigan published a paper in the journal Nature in which they share how they measured the spin of the most distant black hole to date. Using data from NASA’s Chandra X-Ray Observatory and ESA’s XMM-Newton, they were able to take advantage of ...
March 7, 2014travis
On January 7, 2014 the Solar Dynamics Observatory witnessed the eruption of a large solar flare, the first of 2014. The flare occurred in a sunspot group known as AR1944, which is currently in the middle of the sun as viewed from Earth, and registered as a X1.2-class ...
January 9, 2014travis
This morning shortly before 10:30 AM PST NASA’s MAVEN (Mars Atmosphere and Volatile EvolutioN) spacecraft successfully launched aboard the Atlas V rocket from Cape Canaveral. This mission will study the Martian upper atmosphere with particular focus on the question of how the planet went from having air and ...
November 18, 2013travis
The NASA spacecraft Juno, which was launched in August of 2011, will approach within 350 miles of Earth today. It's closest pass will be near South Africa at 12:21 PST. On its way by Earth, Juno will pick up a gravity boost that will act as a slingshot to help propel ...
October 9, 2013travis
It was reported yesterday by BBC News that the National Ignition Facility (NIF) at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory has, for the first time, created a fusion reaction where the amount of energy released is greater than the amount of energy absorbed. While there is still a long ways ...
October 8, 2013travis
It was one year ago that the Mars Curiosity Rover landed on the red planet. Luxel built LUXFilm®/ Polyimide filters for the Chemistry and Mineralogy X-Ray Diffusion Instrument (CheMin) which measures the quantities of various minerals in powdered surface samples through X-ray diffraction. CheMin is part of ...
August 12, 2013travis