How Next-Gen Unmanned Aerial Systems Can Benefit Hawaii

How Next-Gen Unmanned Aerial Systems Can Benefit Hawaii

Above: The Sunglider HALE-UAS developed by AeroVironment for HAPSMobile can provide on-the-ground broadband internet access. Credit: HAPSMobile. PISCES is working to bring new aircraft technology to Hawaii that could provide a variety of important services while...
Masten and PISCES selected for NASA STTR Phase 1 grant

Masten and PISCES selected for NASA STTR Phase 1 grant

Above: Sintered basalt tiles produced by PISCES. Masten Space Systems together with PISCES has been awarded a NASA STTR Phase 1 grant of up to $125,000 to develop a low-energy, additive construction method for the moon and Mars. When humans go back to the moon, they...
Taking Flight: The Development of HALE-UAS

Taking Flight: The Development of HALE-UAS

Above: Swift Engineering’s SULE UAS takes flight: Credit: Swift Engineering. By: Matthew Fladeland, Airborne Science Manager at NASA Ames The advent of lightweight, high-power batteries, efficient solar cells, and miniaturized autopilots and sensors has led to...
How Next-Gen Unmanned Aerial Systems Can Benefit Hawaii

Economic Recovery in Hawaii: The Case for Aerospace

Above: HAPSMobile’s unmanned aerial system platform could launch from Hawaii to provide wireless connectivity on the ground. Image courtesy of HAPSMobile. During the past year, the COVID-19 pandemic has devastated Hawaii’s economy and demonstrated the disadvantages of...
NASA’s Perseverance Rover Approaches Tricky Mars Landing

NASA’s Perseverance Rover Approaches Tricky Mars Landing

Above: Perseverance touches down on Mars aided by a jet-powered sky crane in this artist rendering. Credit: NASA-JPL. After more than six months in flight, NASA’s Perseverance rover will touch down on the Red Planet on Feb. 18 at noon PST, beginning a new era of...