The Boeing Company, the world’s largest aerospace company, honored General Nano | Veelo™ as their 2015 Supplier of the Year in the Technology Category. The recognition was announced on April 13, 2016 at Boeing’s Global Supplier Conference at the Washington State Convention Center.
Veelo BLAC™, a super-black material that absorbs more than 99.6 percent of light, will be traveling to space as part of NASA’s Earth Science CubeSat Program on a 2018 mission to the International Space Station.
Compact Infrared Radiometer in Space (CIRiS) is an uncooled imaging infrared radiometer that is designed to provide high radiometric performance from Low Earth Orbit (LEO). CIRiS will travel to space on a CubeSat. Veelo BLAC™ will be used to adapt an existing component of CIRiS to be CubeSat compatible. Veelo BLAC™ reduces on-board calibration time and improves accuracy of collected data. CIRiS instrumentation is part of NASA’s LEO satellite program which has been established to perform breakthrough scientific research in land use management and climate change measurement.
Understanding earth science is important for current and future generations. A global aerospace and defense prime contractor is developing a Compact Infrared Radiometer in Space (CIRiS) for deployment on a CubeSat that is enabled by General Nano’s Veelo BLAC™ technology.
Vast opportunities exist in the aerospace, defense, and satellite industries. With aircraft demand doubling every 15 years, the composite segment of the air vehicle market is a $10 billion market opportunity. Satellite optics, just one component of a satellite, have an average price of $14 million.
Innovation. Leadership. Business acumen. These are the combination of skills that have enabled General Nano to repeatedly earn recognition for engineering innovation in the highly competitive world of startup technology companies.
The DOD and high-tech manufacturing and technology startups have a symbiotic relationship. Startups can provide cutting edge technology that provides new solutions to emerging challenges. Startups can then shepherd those innovations from the laboratory to commercialization.
Since inception, General Nano has nimbly responded to evolving marketplace needs. During one critical juncture, General Nano decided to transition from manufacturing carbon nanotubes in fibrous material form to manufacturing carbon nanotubes in sheet and material form.
From inception through present day, General Nano has been a rising start in the Cincinnati high tech manufacturing ecosystem. Take a look back at this interview broadcast by CBS Affiliate WKRC Cincinnatito see some early successes General Nano has built upon to reinvent multifunctional materials.
Impacting 21st century priorities in sustainability and science requires new technologies. This is the purpose of Veelo™ — a new class of lightweight, multifunctional advanced material products that General Nano is proud to launch with its customers and partners.
From the inception of the company in 2008, the United States Air Force has been at the forefront of supporting General Nano’s vision to innovate advanced materials that impact 21st century defense and commercial priorities.