Firefly aims for orbit on second demonstration flight

With the goal of successfully reaching orbit, Firefly is set to launch FLTA002 – its second demonstration flight of the Alpha launch vehicle – on the mission dubbed “To The Black.” Launching from Space Launch Complex 2 West (SLC-2W) at the Vandenberg Space Force Base in California, the vehicle is scheduled to lift off on … Read more

Demonstration of a highly efficient modulator using an organic electro-optic polymer for visible light

Schematic diagram of EO polymer optical modulator for visible light. The input light propagates through the EO polymer waveguide, and an output optical signal corresponding to the electric signal is output. Credit: National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT) The National Institute of Information and Communications Technology has successfully developed a highly efficient optical … Read more