Report from Headquarters

Themis Granted Certified Technology Status

Written by: Space Foundation Editorial Team

 The Space Foundation has designated hyperspectral imaging systems by Themis Vision Systems as a Certified Space Technology(TM). Used in a space exploration support role, hyperspectral sensors capture reflected energy from observed objects, which is then analyzed to identify attributes not otherwise visible. Working with NASA, Themis Vision Systems has radically reduced sensor size and eliminated the need for sensor or target motion. These innovations have opened a range of new diagnostic applications that include bio-medical, forensics, counter terrorism, food safety and earth imaging markets.

The Space Foundation's Space Certification program recognizes products originally developed for space that have been adapted to improve life on Earth. Themis Vision Systems joins a prominent list of companies, including Outlast Technologies Inc. and Tempur-Pedic North America, that carry Space Certification status.

About Themis Vision Systems
Themis Vision Systems, which specializes in hyperspectral imaging systems, software, services and solutions, is also developing a future line of intelligent imaging systems and real time hyperspectral applications. Although established in 2008, it has a global network of imaging partnerships that have been developed over the past 14 years. The manufacturing and research and development facilities are located in the NASA John C. Stennis Space Center and the Stennis Commerce Park in Bay Saint Louis, Miss. The company also has a corporate office in Richmond, Va., with satellite offices in Aptos, Calif., and Paris, France.

About Space Certification
The Space Foundation launched the Space Certification program in 1996 to demonstrate how products and services developed for space improve life on Earth. This unique branding program allows qualifying products and services to display the official Space Certification seal and to benefit from cooperative marketing programs.

The Space Foundation works closely with NASA to identify and validate products and services eligible for recognition. There are three classifications of Space Foundation Certified Products:

  • Certified Technology Products - Products or services that directly result from space technology or space program development such that the product exists because of advances in space technology;
  • Certified Educational Products - Products used in educational environments to stimulate interest and knowledge about Space; and
  • Certified Imagination Products - A toy or entertainment product used to increase interest in and excitement for space and inspires new generations to take an active interest in space.

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This article is part of Space Watch: April 2011 (Volume: 10, Issue: 4).