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07 Aug 19
Satellite launch doubles data transmission capacity with new laser terminal

Geostationary satellite forms part of optical network enabling near-live observation of activity on Earth.

06 Aug 19
ESO's first 18 ELT mirror blanks arrive in France for finishing

Blanks produced by Schott will be polished by Safran-Reosc, cut into hexagons then final-polished by ion beam figuring.

25 Jul 19
Aeolus 'back in business' after switch to back-up laser

Original ultraviolet laser on board wind-monitoring satellite suffered significant dip in energy levels laser month.

19 Jul 19
TeraView founder Michael Pepper wins Isaac Newton Medal

UK's Institute of Physics accolade is presented annually for “world-leading contributions to physics.”

17 Jul 19
One small camera click by a man, one giant photo album for mankind

Zeiss recalls developing its bespoke camera lenses that recorded first visit to the Moon, 50 years ago.

17 Jul 19
Optogenetics pioneers win prestigious medical research award

Ed Boyden, Peter Hegemann, Gero Miesenböck and Karl Deisseroth share $500,000 Warren Alpert Foundation Prize.

16 Jul 19
NASA goes retro with new lunar optics

On the 50th anniversary of the first Moon landing, NASA backs a plan to deploy more retroreflectors on the lunar surface.

11 Jul 19
'Indispensable' lidar helps sweep up Chinese streets

Photonic sensors from Velodyne used for real-time navigation in 'Viggo' road sweepers.

10 Jul 19
UK budgets £130M for laser and RF weapons development

Ministry of Defence aiming to develop three new directed energy weapon demonstrators, with trials planned for 2023.

03 Jul 19
NASA Jet Propulsion Lab installs SuperCam on Mars 2020 rover

Camera, laser, spectrometer combination specified to identify "pencil point" targets from 6m away.

02 Jul 19
Analog Devices and First Sensor to develop new lidar solutions

Optimizing interconnect between APDs and TIAs is partners' focus – with the aim of accelerating “future of autonomous driving”.

02 Jul 19
Luminate NY competition backs photonics SMEs

Ovitz wins top prize to assist with growth and product development.

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