Grant Anderson is President and CEO of Paragon Space Development Corporation, the Tucson-based company he co-founded in 1993. Paragon was formed “to change the future by creating extreme environment life support and thermal control solutions that would allow humans to expand beyond their previously believed limits.” Anderson joined Molly Castelazo, storyteller-in-chief at Castelazo Content, in a lively conversation that ranged from supporting crewed missions to Mars, to batteries, to the importance of imagination.
Aerospace and Defense
Honeywell Aerospace will integrate Rocky Research as a wholly owned subsidiary and use its applications to reduce the size, weight, power and cost of Honeywell’s thermal and power management and hardware systems.
The Arizona Technology Council’s July 2020 Tech Sector Series event featured a distinguished panel of experts from leading space technology companies, including Freefall Aerospace, Arizona Spaceport Alliance, University of Advancing Technology and Viasat as they discussed how space technology is exponentially changing the world we live in. Moderated by Stephen Fleming, VP of Strategic Business Initiatives at The University of Arizona, it was a fantastic discussion and well worth a listen.
In this episode of TechFocus, hear how two leading Arizona early-stage companies, FreeFall Aerospace and Electronic Design & Development Corp, are disrupting the global 5G marketplace. Their new “FreeStar5G Antenna System” promises to accelerate 5G connectivity under newly formed venture FreeFall 5G, Inc.
It’s no secret that every industry has been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, the aviation industry is no different, but how Universal Avionics adapted to it is.Moderated by Linda Drake from Michael Beach Coaching & Consulting, this episode of TechFocus features Universal Avionics CEO Dror Yahav discusses how Universal Avionics survived in an industry that was heavily impacted by the pandemic.
You might say we’re making headway on the freeway leading toward our future. The biggest imprint left by technology in Arizona this year were players of the new passenger economy. We’re all sharing this great ride as our entire economy is expected to continue its upward trajectory, thanks to technology.
Benchmark partners with all types of space technology companies, from bold new startups to industry mainstays like NASA-JPL, to provide miniaturization solutions for challenging space applications.
Tucson serves as Arizona’s center for defense activity. The Tucson metropolitan area is where most of the state’s defense contract spending happens, as well as most of the spending for defense personnel, according to the U.S. Department of Defense. That makes Southern Arizona attractive for companies to secure a Tucson aerospace and defense lease or investment of commercial real estate.
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The University of Arizona is rolling out a new cybersecurity degree program, the Biodesign Institute receives $1.5 million to develop early-warning system for flu outbreaks, a new Maricopa IT Institute to open at Phoenix College, Tucson-based QuakeWrap earns EPA research funding, Tucson-based Paragon Space Development Corporation wins $5M in government contracts, and more.