Economic Recovery in Hawaii: The Case for Aerospace

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...
Demonstrating Spacecraft Technology in Zero Gravity

Demonstrating Spacecraft Technology in Zero Gravity

By: Dr. Frances Zhu, Hawaii Institute of Geophysics and Planetology During my PhD, I had the pleasure of flying in two micro-gravity flight campaigns to demonstrate a spacecraft docking mechanism consisting of magnets and superconductors. I had been developing this...
Hawaii Aerospace Summit Kicking off in Honolulu

Hawaii Aerospace Summit Kicking off in Honolulu

Tomorrow the Hawaii Aerospace Summit will kick off at the Hawaii State Capitol Auditorium in Honolulu, HI, and continue through Wednesday, Oct. 5. This year’s summit coincides with Aerospace in Hawaii Week, in tandem with World Space Week celebrated by over...
First Stage Motor Mishap Caused Super Strypi Failure

First Stage Motor Mishap Caused Super Strypi Failure

U.S. Air Force’s Super Strypi rocket taking off in Kauai.  A mission director involved with last year’s U.S. Air Force’s Super Strypi rocket launch says the failure may have been caused by a problem with the rocket’s first stage motor. According to a recent...

The Future of Drone Technology

  The Volocopter. Credit: RobbReport The Economist recently reported on a company in Germany that has developed a one-of-a-kind “Volocopter.” According to the story, the device is “more stable than a conventional helicopter.” These...