Aerospace

Astronaut Edwin Aldrin Jr., lunar module pilot, walks on the surface of the Moon. Astronaut Neil Armstrong, commander, took this photograph with a 70mm lunar surface camera. Credit: NASA

One giant leap: Zeiss recalls Moon landing lens work

On the 50th anniversary of the Moon landing on 20 July 1969, Zeiss has described how, in less than nine months, it built the camera lens used to capture the iconic images during the Apollo 11 mission

The sky’s the limit

Keely Portway looks at new terahertz and infrared technologies being developed to inspect aircraft

SurfaceControl

Precision sensor manufacturer Micro-Epsilon has launched a 3D non-contact surface inspection system for defect detection and for inspecting the aesthetic appearance of non-reflecting surfaces

Wind measurement satellite with custom CCD lifts off

The European Space Agency’s Aeolus satellite containing a powerful UV laser and custom CCD detector for measuring wind speed has been launched into space yesterday. It will provide detailed profiles of the Earth's winds to improve weather forecasts

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