Astronomy, Optics & Space Technologies

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 Boeing Company, Lockheed Martin Orincon, Northrop Grumman and SAIC 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 Products / Services
Boeing Company Aerospace company and commercial jetliner, military aircraft manufacturer
Center for Adaptive Optics Adaptive optics research in vision science and astronomy
Hnu Photonics Opto-mechanical design and manufacturing services
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
Lockheed Martin Orincon Aeronautics, electronic systems,information systems and global services, space systems
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
Northrop Grumman Systems, products and solutions provider in information and services, electronics, aerospace and shipbuilding
Oceanit Scientific, engineering and research applications in aerospace, information technology and life sciences
Pacific Defense Solutions Space surveillance and scientific technical services
Referentia Systems Command, control, communications, computer and intelligence systems provider; advanced technology solutions and information technology and services
Remote Maui Experimental Site Optical and machine shops, and an electronics laboratory for experimental projects
Science Applications International Corp. (SAIC) Scientific, engineering and technology applications in national security, energy and the environment, critical infrastructure and health
Textron Systems Defense, homeland security and aerospace solutions
Trex Enterprises Technical solutions and products in microwave sensing, high-resolution imaging, digital signal processing, applied optics and materials

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