Annual review of progress

Updates on technologies such as telescopes, imaging systems, seeker/trackers, high-energy laser systems, solar energy, etc.) which requires optical components. Tech Days covers technology investment efforts in optical materials, substrate design & manufacture, optical fabrication and metrology technology, optical coatings, wavefront sensing and control via adaptive optics, nano-technology imaging technologies, etc.

Updates


Permission for In-Person Meeting
NASA has approved Tech Days as an in-person meeting with the following COVID protocols:
  • Proof of Vaccination is Required
  • Face Masks are Required
  • Social Distancing is Required (we plan 2 chairs per table and a spread of chairs in back)
  • Attendees pledge not to attend if they are experiencing symptoms of COVID
  • Hotel follows all CDC Guidance including hand sanitization stations (which they do).
So, we are moving forward with an in-person meeting with presentations and tours.
At the same time, we are still protected.  Our contract with the Holiday Inn allows cancellation in case of a new COVID surge (or other Pandemic), Federal Government Shutdown, etc.

Program agenda now available

The preliminary agenda is now available. Note that there will be additions to this agenda, with more updates coming in the next months.

Tours are now at capacity: no longer accepting requests

L3Harris is offering tours of the Roman Space Telescope assembly activity, including (based on availability): Primary Mirror Assembly and Telescope Structure Sub-Systems.

  • Tours will be on Mon Nov 1 starting at noon, running 20 min and ending at 3 pm.
  • Are limited to US Persons (i.e. US Citizens and Green Card Holders)
  • Require a Visit Authorization Form submitted to L3Harris by 15 October.
  • For more information contact Matthew.East@L3Harris.com

Roman Space Telescope