Basalt Fiber Manufacturing

Basalt Fiber Manufacturing

BASALT  FIBER  MANUFACTURING SUSTAINABLE  CONSTRUCTION  MATERIAL Hawaii’s volcanic basalt can be processed to create a durable product called Continuous Basalt Fiber (CBF). Similar to carbon fiber and fiberglass, CBF can be used to make flame-retardant fabrics,...
Space Tourism

Space Tourism

SPACE TOURISM STRATOSPHERIC BALLOON TOURS A new spaceflight startup called The Space Perspective is planning to provide space tours of the upper stratosphere to paying customers. Using a stratospheric balloon tethered to a space capsule, the service will offer...
UAS Operations

UAS Operations

UAS OPERATIONS Artist rendering of HAPSMobile’s Sunglider HALE-UAS. Source: HAPSMobile. NASA’s Helios HALE-UAS during a test flight off Kauai. Source: NASA. SERVICES FROM THE SKY Next-generation unmanned aerial systems (UAS) that operate like geostationary...
Small Vehicle Launch Operations

Small Vehicle Launch Operations

SMALL VEHICLE LAUNCH OPERATIONS GLIDER LAUNCH OPERATIONS The Department of Defense (DoD) Joint Capability Technology Demonstration Program has allocated $25-50M for a glider launch concept. The concept is fully designed but not yet built. Funding from DoD and foreign...