March 5, 2014 Meeting at NRAO Building!


Building the New Horizons LORRI Imager:  A 20 cm Ritchey-Chretien for Pluto

Ever wonder how instruments used on spacecraft are built?  Steve Conard, lead engineer for the New Horizons LORRI (LOng Range Reconnaissance Imager) instrument, will make a presentation on how LORRI was fabricated and tested.  He will also give general background information on the New Horizons missions to Pluto, and show images collected during the flyby of Jupiter in 2007.  Meeting starts at 6:45 pm.


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