Funding Awarded for New Addition to the HSFL Satellite System Testing Facility

Miguel Nunes/ May 30, 2012/ News

HSFL has been awarded a new grant for ~$765,000 from the FY 2012 Defense University Research Instrumentation Program (DURIP) toward the purchase and installation of a state-of-the-art Attitude Control System Test Bed. This test bed simulates the space environment using different simulators with a high degree of precision for sensor inputs: load free (equivalent to zero gravity testing), sun luminescence,

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Top Honors from ISCOPS for HSFL Graduate Student

Miguel Nunes/ May 18, 2012/ News

Miguel Nunes (ME/HSFL) was awarded First Place Gold in the PhD Level of the International Student Paper Competition in conjunction with the 13th International Space Conference of Pacific-basin Societies (ISCOPS) held May 15-18, 2012 in Kyoto, Japan. Nunes earned 58/60 points and a unanimous win from the four judges (two from Japan, one from China, and one from U.S.) with his

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Intel International Intel International Science and Engineering Fair—Student Awards Announced

Miguel Nunes/ May 17, 2012/ 2012, News

Erik Keoni Wessel, a Hale Kula home school student working on the HSFL COSMOS project, earned prizes at the 2012 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair held in Pittsburgh, PA, May 14-18, 2012. Wessel won awards totaling $3500 from NASA and the Air Force Research Laboratory for his project, “Simulating Orbital Dynamics and Planetary Collisions in a Video Game.” The

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HSFL Aerospace Engineer Named AIAA Fellow

Miguel Nunes/ September 1, 2011/ 2011, News

Dr. Trevor C. Sorensen, HSFL project manager/specialist, was recently elected a Fellow by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. Dr. Sorensen is also a Fellow of the American Astronautical Society, and in 1994 was awarded NASA’s Exceptional Scientific Achievement Medal for his work as Lunar Mission Manager for the DoD/NASA Clementine lunar mission. Read more in the September 1,

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HSFL HawaiiSat-1 Team Passes Major Milestone

Miguel Nunes/ February 23, 2011/ 2011, News

HSFL reached a significant milestone with the successful completion of the Critical Design Review (CDR) for HawaiiSat-1. The CDR was conducted at the HSFL facilities February 22-23, 2011. This key accomplishment clears the way for the Hawaii-Sat 1 team to begin assembly, integration, and testing of the satellite during the rest of 2011. Pictured are team engineers (front row, left

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SOEST Dean Speaks About HSFL at Innovation Symposium

Miguel Nunes/ January 14, 2011/ 2011, News

Dr. Brian Taylor, Dean of the School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology (SOEST) at U. H. Mānoa, spoke about HSFL at E Kamakani Noi‘i “Wind that seeks knowledge,” a symposium on innovation organized by U. H. and the U. S. National Academy of Sciences in Honolulu January 13-14, 2011. Video and slides from Dean Taylor’s presentation, “Innovative Satellite

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HSFL Cover Story in the January 2011 Issue of Mālamalama

Miguel Nunes/ January 4, 2011/ News

The magazine of the University of Hawai‘i, Mālamalama “The light of knowledge,” published a special issue in January 2011 focusing on innovation, science, and research in conjunction with E Kamakani Noi‘i, a symposium organized by U. H. and the U. S. National Academy of Sciences. The Mālamalama cover story, “Sky Isn’t the Limit for UH Spaceflight Lab,” written by Cheryl

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NASA Partners with Hawai‘i on Space Exploration, Science

Miguel Nunes/ April 13, 2010/ 2010, News

During a ceremony April 13, 2010 at the state capitol in Honolulu, Hawai‘i Governor Linda Lingle and NASA’s Ames Research Center Director S. Pete Worden signed a three-year non-reimbursable Space Act Agreement establishing a partnership for small satellite development, advanced aviation, space exploration, education, and science. The first annex of the Space Act Agreement provides for small satellite development with

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