LASERS: Laser Latvia

  • 2008-10-16
  • By Monika Hanley
RIGA - Exceeding the scope of traditional laser technologies, Latvia goes above and beyond, literally, reaching into the final frontier: space. Since the early '90s, scientists working with NASA and satellite laser ranging (SLR) stations from across the globe have been monitoring and studying satellites in space to determine pollution levels, water levels, and, of course, to make sure that none of the satellites decide to plummet to earth.However, unlike many industries that saw a heavy boost during Soviet times and then declined, the Latvian laser tech field didn't expand much until afte...
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