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PhiLumina LLC is a Space Foundation Certified Space Technology™ Partner

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Oct. 14, 2013) – The Space Foundation announces its newest Certified Space Technology™ Partner, PhiLumina, LLC, a company that specializes in imaging systems, software, services and solutions.

PhiLumina, LLC Founder and CEO Mark Allen Lanoue was inducted into the Space Technology Hall of Fame® in 2005 for his hyperspectral imaging systems. The Space Foundation manages both the Space Certification program and the Space Technology Hall of Fame to recognize products originally developed for space that have been adapted to improve life on Earth.

Hyperspectral sensors are used in a space exploration support role, and capture reflected energy from observed objects, which is then analyzed to identify attributes not otherwise visible. Working with NASA, Mark Lanoue along with the Institute for Technology Development (ITD) has radically reduced sensor size, eliminated the need for sensor or target motion and helped to bring hyperspectral imaging systems to the fore front; so that hyperspectral is now classified as an emerging science in a plethora of markets worldwide. These innovations have opened a range of new diagnostic applications to include bio-medical, forensics, counter terrorism, food safety and earth imaging markets.

About PhiLumina, LLC
Although PhiLumina, LLC was established in 2013, it is comprised of an award winning staff that has established a global network of imaging partnerships over the past 17 years. PhiLumina, LLC sells turnkey hyperspectral imaging systems and software, while working to release its future line of intelligent imaging systems and real time hyperspectral applications. Learn more by visiting

About Space Certification
Products and services that display the Space Certification seal are guaranteed to have stemmed from or been dramatically improved by technologies originally developed for space exploration or to have significant impact in teaching people about the value of space utilization.

Developed and administered by the Space Foundation, the Space Certification program serves three purposes:

  • Providing a unique marketing edge for Space Certification partners
  • Demonstrating to the public how space technologies now improve life on Earth
  • Making space knowledge more interesting and accessible to everyone

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 or advances in space technology
  • Certified Educational Products – Products used in educational environments to stimulate interest in and knowledge about space
  • Certified Imagination Products – Entertainment products, games or toys that increase interest in and excitement for space and inspire new generations to take an active interest in space

Space Certification products and services have been scrutinized by the Space Foundation, which works closely with NASA, the European Space Agency (ESA) and other organizations engaged in space research and development to identify and validate that they are eligible for and deserving of recognition.

A global, nonprofit organization, the sponsoring Space Foundation is a leader in space awareness activities, educational programs that bring space into the classroom, major space industry events and space research studies, analyses and publications, all in support of its mission “to advance space-related endeavors to inspire, enable and propel humanity.” Headquartered in Colorado Springs, the Space Foundation has an office in Washington, D.C., and a field office in Houston, Texas.

For more about Space Certification, go to; for more information on the Space Foundation, visit