Category Archives: Optics & Space Technologies

Save the Date! Maui Energy Conference 2015

Save the Date! March 25-27, 2015 MAUI ENERGY CONFERENCE + EXHIBITION Maui Arts & Cultural Center Join us in 2015 as we explore the evolving role of the electric utility through the lens of the customer. The relationship between customers … Continue reading

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Boeing Completes Update of U.S. Air Force Telescope

From OnOrbitWatch – A Space Situational Awareness Community Site Boeing has completed a two-year modernization effort for a U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory telescope used for space situational awareness, the company said June 20. The Air Force declared initial operational … Continue reading

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MEDB Produces Space Film and Business Report

Maui Economic Development Board has produced two educational pieces — a short film called Maui in Space, and a glossy publication called the Maui Business Report. Maui in Space can be viewed at: http://youtu.be/dtmKBEG4cEA. The video was produced, directed and … Continue reading

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Maui in Space

Maui has some of the most diverse and highly capable optical telescopes (AEOS), instrumentation (adaptive optics, spectrometers, photometers, radiometers, etc.) and processing capabilities (MHPCC) centralized into one location on the planet earth. Maui Economic Development Board, Inc. with support from … Continue reading

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Maui’s PS1 Telescope Establishes Near-Earth Asteroid Discovery Record

From SpaceDaily.com The Pan-STARRS PS1 telescope on Haleakala, Maui, discovered 19 near-Earth asteroids on the night of January 29, the most asteroids discovered by one telescope on a single night. “This record number of discoveries shows that PS1 is the … Continue reading

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AMOS Conference Update: technical papers available online

There’s a status report on the Panoramic Survey Telescope and Rapid Response System (Pan-STARRS) and studies analyzing factors and consequences of the February 2009 collision of the Iridium 33 and Cosmos 2251 satellites. A team with the Air Force Research … Continue reading

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PDS Wins 2009 Mayor’s Small Business Award

Pacific Defense Solutions, LLC (PDS) was announced as the winner of the 2009 Mayor’s Small Business Awards Program at the “Looking Back, Moving Forward” dinner held at the Wailea Marriott on October 23rd, 2009. Mayor Charmaine Tavares recognized PDS as … Continue reading

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High-tech Space Tracking on Maui

February’s TechOhana meeting featured Program Manager Leslie Bailey of Oceanit in a presentation on Oceanit’s HANDS project (High Accuracy Network Determination project). HANDS is a worldwide network of low-cost optical ground stations tasked with improving space situational awareness for the … Continue reading

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High Tech Maui at National Space Symposium

National Space Symposium held in Colorado Springs, CO. April 3 – 6 had over 5,500 attendees and more than 120 exhibitors. High Tech Maui, a program of MEDB, had a booth (see photos) showcasing the many space related assets on … Continue reading

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New Adaptive Optics Lab Open on Maui

Oceanit’s operation on Maui recently collaborated with the University of New Mexico’s Maui Scientific Research Center (MSRC), directed by Dr. Stuart Jefferies, to open an adaptive optics laboratory, called Space Surveillance Simulator (affectionately referred to as S-Cube). The facility is … Continue reading

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