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Applied research and development for space exploration tech and business.
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What We Do

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Applied Research


Researching dual-use technologies for Earth & space.

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Aerospace Development


Diversifiying & growing the local economy.

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Internships & Education


Hands-on STEM projects & programs for future explorers.

Latest News

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International Students Drive Helelani Rover Remotely for Lunar Tele-robotics Event 

Four teams of students from countries around the world took the controls of our Helelani rover last month, July 20, to conduct a...

UH Mānoa Launches Lunar Science Project for Native Hawaiian Students

Credit: NASA Continuing Hawaiʻi’s important role in lunar exploration, the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa will soon begin a new...
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5th Annual EMER-GEN Program Offers Mentorship for Space Careers

Credit: AMOS/SGAC Are you a student or young professional who is excited about space careers? Check out the 5th Annual EMER-GEN Program on...
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Final Tests Prepare Student-built Science Payload for Launch

Above: Windward CC team lead Nikki Arakawa configures the Project Imua 10 payload. Credit: UH News Two University of Hawaiʻi...
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UH Mānoa Rocketry Team Claims Multiple Awards at NASA Competition

Above (L–R): Matthew Paulino, Kelli Ching, Nikki Arakawa, Katlynn Vicuña and Kahiamaikalani Walker. Credit: UH News The winners of...

Our Mission

We are a research center at the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo focused on additive manufacturing technology to advance space exploration and improve the local economy. Through projects in applied research and aerospace development, we serve as a launchpad to inspire and prepare kamaʻāina students for space-related careers.

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