Bach Press Releases
Bach Research Corp is pleased to announce that it has been selected by ASTRA LLC of Louisville
Colorado to manufacture and supply custom optical components for upcoming science missions.
The components uniquely designed by ASTRA will be integrated into a family of instruments
that will enable high fidelity remote sensing.
Congratulations to the team at the Daniel K Inouye Solar Telescope for capturing the highest
resolution images of the sun ever recorded!
Bach Research is pleased to announce that is has delivered the heat stop mirror for the Daniel K
Inouye Solar Telescope (DKIST). The heat stop is a diamond turned 300mm water cooled
copper mirror with protective coating. The heat stop is but one of many mirrors that will assist
in maintaining the ambient temperature of the telescopes primary mirror.
The Daniel K Inouye telescope under construction at Haleakala Observatory on Maui. It is
expected to become the worlds largest solar telescope with a 4 meter aperture.
Bach Research Corp is pleased to announce that it has been selected by The US Naval Research
Laboratory to manufacture custom gratings for the Very High Resolution Imaging Spectrograph
instrument (VERIS II). The VERIS II instrument will perform spectroscopic studies of the hottest
regions of the solar atmosphere at EUV wavelengths. This is the second flight of VERIS and a
new wavelength range is targeted. The grating will be ruled on an off-
have a magnification of over 7X. The solar EUV spectra obtained will have the highest spectral
resolution ever achieved and will address problems related to coronal heating within the solar
Bach Research Corp is pleased to announce it has been awarded a contract from
will be used to assist and evaluate the design of the MICADO spectrograph optics.
MICADO is one of the first light instruments for the Extremely Large Telescope (ELT) .
Bach Research Corp is pleased to announce it has been awarded a contract from SGT Inc to
manufacture and deliver custom optical components in support of an earth science mission
Bach Research Corp is pleased to announce it has been awarded a contract from the Los
Alamos National Laboratory to manufacture and deliver custom components for the Targeted
Atmospheric Chemistry Observations Spectrometer (TACOS). TACOS is an imaging
spectrometer that will be used in support of an environmental monitoring mission.
Bach Research Corp is pleased to announce it has manufactured and delivered custom ZnSe
grisms to Alrad Photonics UK for the Enhanced Resolution Imager and Spectrograph (ERIS).
The grisms were developed and designed by the ERIS consortium for the Near Infrared
Camera system (NIX). The ERIS instrument will be installed on the 8-
Bach Research Corp is pleased to announce it has been awarded a contract from the Max-
Observatory, The Max Plank institute developed the cryogenic instrument which is mounted at the Cassegrain Focus of the 8-
Bach Research is pleased to announce it has manufactured and delivered multi-
UVSC is a Joint NRL-
Bach Research Corporation is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a contract by the NIRPS consortium, represented by the Institute for research on Exoplanets (iREx) from Université de Montréal and the Observatoire de Genève from Université de Genève to manufacture and deliver a custom R4 echelle grating and spares that will be used in the NIRPS (Near Infrared Planet Searcher) Instrument. The R4 echelle grating is 90x320mm with a blaze angle of 76o. NIRPs is a high resolution near infrared, fiber fed and cross dispersed echelle spectrograph designed for accurate radial-
The Institute for research on exoplanets (iREx) from Université de Montréal brings together top researchers and their students so as to benefit as much as possible from major current and upcoming observation projects, with the ultimate goal of finding life elsewhere. The Institute is devoted to exploring new worlds and seeking life on other planets.
About: Observatoire de Genève
The Geneva Observatory is located on the site of Sauverny, near Geneva. As the Astronomy Department of the University of Geneva it constitutes the main research centre for astrophysics in Switzerland.
ESO, the European Southern Observatory, is the foremost intergovernmental astronomy organisation in Europe and the world's most productive astronomical observatory. ESO provides state-
About Bach Research:
With over fifty years of optical experience dating back to Apollo Skylab and
Voyager spacecraft, Bach Research Corporation is a manufacturer of custom diffraction gratings and optical components for OEM, Aerospace Research, Defense, Astronomy and Space flight Instrumentation.
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Feb 19, 2015
Bach Awarded Contract to Supply Components for Ball Aerospace Environmental Monitoring Missions
BOULDER, Colo., February 20, 2015 – Bach Research Corporation has been awarded a contract from Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. to manufacture and deliver custom diffraction gratings and spares that will fly aboard two pollution monitoring missions.
“This builds on our 40-
The components are being built for the Geostationary Environment Monitoring Spectrometer (GEMS) instrument for the Korea Aerospace Research Institute; and the Tropospheric Emissions: Monitoring of Pollution (TEMPO) instrument, a NASA Earth Venture mission. Both instruments are being built and designed by Ball Aerospace.
With over fifty years of optical experience dating back to Apollo Skylab and Voyager spacecraft, Bach Research Corp is a manufacturer of custom optical components and diffraction gratings for OEM, Aerospace Research, Astronomy and Spaceflight Instrumentation.
Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. supports critical missions for national agencies such as the Department of Defense, NASA, NOAA and other U.S. government and commercial entities. The company develops and manufactures spacecraft, advanced instruments and sensors, components, data exploitation systems and RF solutions for strategic, tactical and scientific applications.
Feb 5, 2015
Bach Research is pleased to announce the delivery of spaceflight diffraction gratings and optics for two instruments that will fly aboard the NASA ICON Spacecraft. Under a contract with Praxis Inc, Bach delivered multiple sets of gratings and spares to be incorporated into the MIGHTI instrument which is built at the Naval Research Laboratory. Under a contract with UC Berkeley Space Science Laboratories, Bach Research also delivered custom UV Optics for the FUV instrument aboard ICON.
About ICON:The Ionospheric Connection Explorer, or ICON mission, is under development by NASA for flight in 2017. ICON will explore a swath of Earth's atmosphere where the weather close to the ground impacts the dynamic space environment above in unexpected ways.To study the connection between these space weather disturbances and Earth's weather, ICON will measure how motions in the lower atmosphere are transmitted into space. The lowest layer of the atmosphere -
ICON will fly with four instruments. The Michelson Interferometer for Global High-
Jan 29, 2015
Bach Research Corp has announced it will be moving to a larger updated facility. The newly renovated 16,000 sq.ft. facility will house expanded testing labs, manufacturing area, ruling laboratories, clean room and dedicated diamond turning labs. The new
manufacturing capacity will allow Bach Research to broaden its custom solutions for it’s clients, in addition to offer 300+ different grating designs from it’s Master Catalog for OEM customers. The move should be complete in May 2015.Bach Research Corp manufactures custom optical components and diffraction gratings used in the UV to the LWIR. In addition to it’s commercial customers, Bach
Research has a proven spaceflight heritage of supplying one of a kind optical hardware flying aboard The Voyager Spacecraft to the James Webb Space Telescope.
Venus Express, the first European Space Agency (ESA) mission to Venus was launched Thursday November 10th at 03:33 GMT from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. Aboard the spacecraft is a custom optic: an echelle grating, manufactured by a local Boulder company, Bach Research Corp. Bach Research delivered two gratings in Sept 2004 for the ESA mission. The echelles represent an advance in grating technology since they were machined, not classically ruled. The echelle grating is an integral part of the Solar Occultation at Infrared (SOIR) instrument aboard the spacecraft. It will allow scientists to analyze Venus’s atmosphere by observing the sun through the planetÂ’s atmosphere. The instrument represents a new concept for compact instruments (3-
August 1, 2004
Bach Research Hires 40 year Optics Veteran
Bach Research Corp announced that they have hired Bernhard W. Bach of the independent consulting firm Bernhard W. Bach & Associates as lead consultant for the company. Bernhard W. Bach has more than forty years experience in the manufacturing of diffraction gratings, optical testing and design. Mr. Bach and his wife Johanna, ran their own grating manufacturing company for 32 years prior to retiring in June 2001 and starting the consulting firm. During his career, Bernhard Bach has ruled more than 2,000 individual Master gratings for researchers and industries around the globe. "We are thrilled to have Bernie working with our staff. The wealth of knowledge and depth of experience he brings to the organization is second to none.", Says Erich Bach, President of Bach Research Corp.
July 21, 2004
Bach Research expands Grating Laboratory
Bach Research announced the addition of three ruling engines to their existing ruled and holographic grating laboratories. This addition brings the total number of ruling engines to four two engines for high-
In related news, Bach Research has also added it's second diamond turning center and a fourth high vacuum coating chamber to keep in step with demand for services.