Space Applications

LightPath works with over 40 entities in the aerospace industry, both private and government, from 9 different countries. We provide high-quality custom IR & Visible optical components and sub-assemblies for a wide range of applications, including lidar, telecom, R&D, medical, defense, and more. 
We’re proud to have our optical solutions supporting missions aboard the International Space Station, the Space Shuttle and numerous satellites. Our corporate location, in the middle of Central Florida’s Space Coast, is conducive to our increasing presence in outer space. Working collaboratively with the University of Central Florida’s CREOL (The College of Optics and Photonics), LightPath is accelerating innovative solutions to match the rapid pace and rigorous demands of space exploration. 

Optical elements designed by our subsidiary, ISP Optics, are supporting the Mars Curiosity Rover’s efforts in the NASA Science Exploration Program. The Zinc Sulfide Mid-wave Infrared (MWIR) lens and beam-splitter are critical components of the Tunable Laser Spectrometer (TLS) instrument on the rover. 
 Read the latest press release about LightPath’s participation in the Mars Exploration Program.

Watch this video to learn about our plans to develop the next generation of optics for future space programs.