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News05

PLX Space Heritage

PLX's space heritage dates back to 1975 when the company provided hollow retroreflectors to the Apollo-Soyuz Russian-American space hookup program.

News07

PLX Retroreflector used in Fourier–Spectrometer for robotic exploration of Mars atmosphere

The TIRVIM (Thermal Infra-Red V-Shape Interferometer Mounting) Spectrometer is part of the Atmospheric Chemistry Suite (ACS), which is now successfully operating in orbit around Mars.

News09

Ball Mounted Hollow Retroreflectors now available in a new unique Break-Resistant configuration

PLX’s high accuracy Durable Ball Mounted Retroreflectors (DBMRs) offer increased durability and are designed to work in demanding environments.

News10

Improved Invar mounted USHM, the ultimate in accuracy, shock and vibration resistance.

PLX’s new USHM’s robust mounting and mirror technology offer properties which enable them to perform exceptionally well in critical applications and harsh conditions.

News19

New PLX retroreflectors withstand up to 800 degrees F...

PLX has manufactured stainless steel hollow retroreflectors, which can withstand temperatures up to 800 degrees F.  These are mounted inside the stacks of coal power plants in programs designed to measure the content of emissions from the plant.

News20

Canadian Astro-H Metrology System (CAMS) Program: PLX Invar-mounted hard mount retroreflectors

Astro-H is a space-based X-ray observatory scheduled to be launched in 2016.  The mission is an international collaboration with participation from institutions in the US, Canada, Europe and Japan.

News21

Geophysics Interferometer: Long-baseline laser strainmeter in Kamioka uses PLX Hollow Retroreflector

As part of the Geophysics interferometer, PLX manufactured a 15” clear aperture Hollow Retroreflector of 0.5 arc seconds accuracy for the University of Tokyo Earthquake Research Institute.

News24

PLX announces a new Ceramic Ball Mounted Hollow Retroreflector

These non-magnetic BMR’s are available in 2 center accuracies: within .0005” and within .0001”. They are manufactured in 1 ½”, 7/8" and 1/2"diameters.

News25

Announcing the USHM from PLX

The Ultra Stable Hard-Mounted Hollow Retroreflector (USHM), is a self-compensating mirror that is totally insensitive to position and movement, extremely accurate and available in a variety of coatings and configurations.

News30

PLX's Hollow Retroreflectors available in 2mm to 6mm

These Mini Hollow Retroreflectors are miniaturized devices that provide the same laser and interferometer quality wavefronts as our larger Hollow Retroreflectors (available in diameters up to 125mm).