Thursday, April 12, 2012

Altius Space Machines, Jon Goff

Jon Goff is a friend of mine. I’ve known him for six to eight years.

He started off talking about what his company Altius does. They build (mechanical) Tractor Beams.

Their core technology is something they call Sticky BoomTM.

Earth based science can iterate in days or weeks. Space based science can have a single iteration of six months. With Sticky BoomTM it easier to approach a space facility, and leave. For example can use it to push a rocket away from something like the International Space Station which would make people safer about rockets getting close to the ISS. This could make the discovery research interation go faster.

The last year has been exciting. They have been able to test some of their product on the vomit comet.

They have some internships for the summer.

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