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smoother_1999 8 posts  |  Last Activity: May 13, 2015 3:41 PM Member since: Feb 28, 2000
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  • Reply to

    Surprising that it was a down day?

    by brose2000_cpa May 12, 2015 10:38 PM
    smoother_1999 smoother_1999 May 13, 2015 3:41 PM Flag

    I expect buying from this point on. Looks like we hit bottom. Time will tell. Good luck all!

  • Reply to

    BAD Script

    by numbrcruntchr May 12, 2015 1:59 PM
    smoother_1999 smoother_1999 May 13, 2015 3:40 PM Flag

    I think that Richard, ie numbrcruncher is either sour on the past management and won't give the new guys a chance or he joined the lawsuit that was filed. I know he was thinking about it.

  • Reply to

    BAD Script

    by numbrcruntchr May 12, 2015 1:59 PM
    smoother_1999 smoother_1999 May 12, 2015 7:40 PM Flag

    Sour grapes - Kurtz and crew are gone. How did the lawsuit go for you?

  • smoother_1999 by smoother_1999 May 11, 2015 5:40 PM Flag

    Luna coating provides radiation protection in space
    May 6, 2015
    Adam Goff
    Senior Research Scientist and Protective Materials Team Lead

    Charge Dissipating Transparent Conformal Coating for Spacecraft Electronics


    Space mission planners are continually striving to push technologies further to explore new and environmentally harsh regions of the universe. Associated space systems must meet their performance requirements regardless of environmental conditions and their engineering design and construction are paramount to their success. A possible future mission to explore Jupiter’s moon Europa, for example, would encounter radiation levels seven times greater than Earth’s geostationary orbit. In addition to the Jovian and other outer planet environments, highly charged environments can also exist at Geosynchronous Earth Orbit (GEO), Medium Earth Orbit (MEO), and Polar Low Earth Orbit (PLEO) owing to solar winds/storms and trapped radiation belts. There is therefore a need for advanced materials to protect sensitive spacecraft electronics from harsh energetic conditions across a variety of different mission platforms. To serve this need, Luna has developed a charge dissipating conductive conformal coating to enable greater radiation hardening and electrostatic discharge (ESD) mitigation for spacecraft electronics.

    The coating is deemed LUNA XP-CD-B and was developed through a NASA STTR Phase I project (Contract #NNX11C129P). The coating meets the required volume resistivity of 1×108 – 1×1012 ohm-cm for ESD protection across a wide temperature range, is optically transparent, inspectable under ultraviolet light, easy to apply and repair, low outgassing, and has excellent adhesion and flexibility. The coating offers performance properties of both common conformal coating protection and radiation hardening through ESD mitigation. The addition of ESD protection in a single conformal coating gives spacecraft designers a new tool to protect sensitive electronics from

  • smoother_1999 by smoother_1999 May 8, 2015 2:14 PM Flag

    ON and UP!

  • smoother_1999 by smoother_1999 May 8, 2015 2:13 PM Flag

    Good luck to anyone that's still here!

  • Reply to

    OT: API

    by mrwrightaide Mar 25, 2015 12:28 PM
    smoother_1999 smoother_1999 Mar 26, 2015 3:21 PM Flag

    He will be gone after the first election. Really stupid they allowed him to stay, but at least he is only one vote. The other two API directors have the support of Risser and Williamson, so they will be an asset to us. I just wish the merger would occur so we can see this start to get back to a reasonable valuation.

  • Reply to

    What is up today??

    by mike75x5 Mar 4, 2015 11:51 AM
    smoother_1999 smoother_1999 Mar 5, 2015 2:59 PM Flag

    actually if the merger occurred today- we would get .45 a share is what I calculate.

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