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Adaptive Optics Associates Awarded WFIRST Contract

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Adaptive Optics Associates Inc., (AOX) a subsidiary of Northrop Grumman Corp., has been awarded a sole-source contract to provide mission-critical optical technology for the WFIRST coronagraph instrument. WFIRST is a future IR space observatory that was recommended in 2010 by U.S. National Research Council Decadal Survey committee as the top priority for the next decade of astronomy. The WFIRST telescope will be equipped with a specialized optical-imaging coronagraph, with the potential to directly image exoplanets over the course of its mission. AOX Xinetics will design and fabricate...Read full article

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