Astronomy, Optics & Space Technologies

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With clear, dark skies Maui is ranked as one of the world’s top five astronomical viewing locations, and over the last forty years, Maui has grown into an international leader in space industry technology.  From industry icons to innovative start-ups, Maui’s space community is pushing the envelope of possibility in missile tracking, space situational awareness, solar research and data fusion.

State of the art infrastructure, aggressive high technology tax incentives, university support and an array of projects on the horizon keep Maui on the frontier of the space industry. Maui is also home to the annual AMOS Conference, the nation’s premier space technologies conference

Astronomy / Optics / Space Technology Specialists

Company/Program Products / Services
Boeing World’s largest aerospace company and leading manufacturer of commercial jetliners and defense, space and security systems.
Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope (DKIST) DKIST, named for Late Senator Inouye, represents a collaboration of 22 institutions, reflecting a broad segment of the solar physics community. The construction phase of the project, to build the next generation ground-based solar telescope, is underway and scheduled for completion in 2019.
HNU Photonics Extensive manufacturing capability for developing mechanical, opto-mechanical or electro-opto-mechanical technologies that enable customers to bring new products and technologies to market effectively and economically
Institute for Astronomy at the University of Hawaii Solar observation and remote galaxy distance determination research; astronomy education and development and management of Haleakala and Mauna Kea observatories
Maui High Performance Computing Center (an Air Force Research Laboratory Center managed by the University of Hawaii) One of the world’s top super-computing sites; services research, science and defense communities and provides expertise in image processing, data fusion, modeling and simulation
Maui Space Surveillance Systems Electro-optical facility with operational and research and development satellite tracking capabilities
Remote Maui Experimental Site Optical and machine shops, and an electronics laboratory for experimental projects
Schafer Leading provider of technology services and solutions for customers with missions of national significance in aerospace, national security, and in the private sector.