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

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 … Read More

A successful launch!  ESA worked in conjunction with NASA to launch the Solar Orbiter (SolO) on Sunday, February 9, 2020. SolO will capture close-up images of never before seen regions of our parent star, including the poles, and study the electromagnetic environment in its vicinity. The cutting-edge spacecraft will get … Read More

Luxel’s spectral purity filters (SPF) are an important part of this breakthrough technology.

“An evolutionary leap, EUV still projects a chip blueprint onto silicon, but it uses light with an incredibly small wavelength to do so, the better for creating minuscule features.

“At these tiny wavelengths, the UV light is absorbed … Read More

NASA’s Parker Solar Probe mission has returned unprecedented data from near the Sun, culminating in new discoveries published on Dec. 4, 2019, in the journal Nature. Among the findings are new understandings of how the Sun’s constant outflow of material, the solar wind, behaves. Seen near Earth — … Read More

#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 … Read More

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 … Read More

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 … Read More

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…. Read More

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:

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 … Read More

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 … Read More

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 … Read More

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 … Read More

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 … Read More

A small, but complex mass of solar plasma gyrated and spun about over the course of 40 hours above the surface of the sun on Sept. 1-3, 2015. It was stretched and pulled back and forth by powerful magnetic forces in … Read More


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