Europe’s JUICE spacecraft will be the first satellite to orbit a moon other than … Read More

The US Department of Energy shared a huge advancement that researchers have been working toward for decades and we at Luxel are proud to say our LUXFilm® Polyimide Windows were used in four places on the record-setting target. … Read More

Luxel’s filters on NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory are partnering up with the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) to reveal some new iconic images for Stephan’s Quintet, Cartwheel Galaxy, SMACS 0723.3–7327, and NGC 3324, The … Read More

Photo credit: ESA & NASA/Solar Orbiter/EUI team; Data processing: E. Kraaikamp (ROB).
It is only April, but this HAS to be the … Read More

A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket launches NOAA’s GOES-T satellite from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station on March 1, 2022. (Photo … Read More

Photo credit: Joel Kowsky/NASA
On Thursday morning, SpaceX launched a rocket from Kennedy Space Center to send IXPE (International X-ray Polarimetry Explorer) … Read More

Photo credit: Chandra X-ray Observatory (NASA)
Old mission, new exciting news from the Chandra X-ray Observatory.
Astronomers have announced evidence … Read More

PHOTO: On Aug. 8, 2021, an experiment at the National Ignition Facility put researchers at the threshold of fusion ignition, achieving a … Read More

PHOTO: This photo shows the Sun seen by AIA in 304 Angstrom light in 2021 before degradation correction (left) and with corrections … Read More

Neuroscientists from multiple institutions have wrapped up a five-year, multimillion-dollar project with the release of a high-resolution 3-D map showing the connections between 200,000 cells in a clump of mouse brain about as big as a grain of sand.
Luxel is proud that … Read More

The Allen Institute built a high-throughput, automated electron microscopy pipeline and took ~125,000,000 pictures of a tiny sample of brain tissue to reveal its fine wiring.

For decades, researchers used a process called serial-section electron microscopy to aid their understanding of the brain. This type … Read More

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

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 … Read More

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 … Read More


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