University of Wisconsin heads into space

Jan. 24, 2000
The Space Science and Engineering Center at the University of Wisconsin (UW; Madison, WI) will receive $10 million over five years to design and calibrate the Geostationary Imaging Fourier Transform Spectrometer, which is based in part on technology developed at UW.

The Space Science and Engineering Center at the University of Wisconsin (UW; Madison, WI) will receive $10 million over five years to design and calibrate the Geostationary Imaging Fourier Transform Spectrometer, which is based in part on technology developed at UW. The spectrometer will be included in NASA's Earth Observing Mission 3, scheduled to be put into orbit in 2003. UW workers will also be responsible for writing the software that will make the instrument's data available to scientists and weather forecasters.

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John Wallace was with Laser Focus World for nearly 25 years, retiring in late June 2022. He obtained a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering and physics at Rutgers University and a master's in optical engineering at the University of Rochester. Before becoming an editor, John worked as an engineer at RCA, Exxon, Eastman Kodak, and GCA Corporation.

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