Tech Parks Arizona is pleased to announce that the University of Arizona, Steward Observatory is expanding the Engineering and Technical Services research, testing and demonstration operations at the UA Tech Park off Rita Road and Interstate-10. The University of Arizona is a world leader in space sciences and as a Tier 1 research university with a moonshot goal of a Billion dollars in research, activities are constantly growing. University of Arizona has emerged as a principal leader in infrared astronomy through the work of the staff, students, and faculty of the Department of Astronomy and Steward Observatory. Public-private partnerships with industry giants such as NASA and countries around the world have put Steward Observatory on a fast-track growth trajectory.
InBusiness PHX The U.S. Space Force and Arizona State University signed an agreement here Tuesday making ASU the newest member of the service’s University Partnership Program. USSF Chief Technology and Innovation Officer Dr. Lisa Costa joined ASU President Michael M. Crow on the Tempe campus to finalize the agreement and to learn more about ASU space initiatives and […]
AZ Inno An Arizona space technology company is part of the team working to develop a next-generation spacesuit to be used by NASA astronauts and others. Paragon Space Development Corp., based in Tucson, recently announced that it and Houston-based Axiom Space Inc. have been jointly awarded a 10-year contract potentially worth $3.5 billion to develop […]
Astronomers have unveiled the first image of the supermassive black hole at the center of our own Milky Way galaxy. This result provides overwhelming evidence that the object is indeed a black hole and yields valuable clues about the workings of such giants, which are thought to reside at the center of most galaxies. The image was produced by a global research team called the Event Horizon Telescope Collaboration, using observations from a worldwide network of radio telescopes. Researchers at the University of Arizona played a leading role in the effort, providing two of the eight telescopes used to make the observations and performing data analysis that resulted in the image unveiled Thursday.
As it prepares to launch its orbital rocket starting in 2023, Tucson-based Phantom Space has entered a deal to buy more than 200 rocket engines from a Colorado company. The deal calls for the purchase of hundreds of Ursa Major Technologies’ 5,000-pound thrust Hadley engines in different configurations for test launches of Phantom Space’s Daytona rocket. Phantom Space will also buy “numerous” 50,000-pound thrust Ripley engines from Ursa Major for planned upgrades to the Daytona.
Banner-University Medical Center will host the first-ever Aerospace Surgery Fellowship in partnership with the University of Arizona College of Medicine -Phoenix and SpaceX. The first of its kind, the fellowship program will prepare surgeons and physicians for advanced medical care, beyond primary care of astronauts, in aerospace conditions.
One of Council President + CEO Steve Zylstra’s early careers stops after earning his bachelor’s degree was working as a principal engineer at Ford Aerospace. It was a unique role at a unique company. While he learned early on there were economic opportunities
possible for our nation by traveling beyond Earth’s gravity, Arizona’s universities are showing there is more potential in commercial space than Steve’s peers could have imagined when they started their careers.
MacVean is co-founder of the Arizona Spaceport Alliance launched, if you will, in 2018 to promote the development of a network of spaceports here and advocate the needs of commercial space businesses. She says the idea for the nonprofit actually started with fellow co-founder Benjamin Hernandez, who “would hear that access to space was necessary for new space companies to develop.”
Imagine having guests who traveled all day in the harsh summer heat to reach your home for an overnight stay. You would want to make sure that the air conditioning and all else in the guest room is just right so they can rest well before continuing their long road trip. That captures the idea behind Tucson-based Paragon Space Development Corporation’s life support system it is charged with creating for the Habitation and Logistics Outpost (HALO) crew module that will be part of NASA’s Lunar Gateway as man returns to the moon.
Space. Tourism. More than 60 years after the first U.S. space flight, it’s hard to imagine those two words going together. Two generations already have seen handpicked heroes head to the stars and realize most of us are destined to only share packed flights from Point A to Point B. One Tucson company is on the verge of changing that.