Press Release

VIASPACE Subsidiary Receives Contract From NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab

By SpaceRef Editor
May 13, 2008
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VIASPACE Inc. , a company that works to transform proven space and defense
technologies from NASA and the Department of Defense into hardware and software
solutions, announced today that its subsidiary, Ionfinity, LLC has been awarded
a contract by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), managed by Caltech, to
optimize and characterize third-generation Soft Ionization Membrane (SIM)
devices and associated components which are to be interfaced with a JPL built
mass spectrometer.

Dr. Carl Kukkonen, CEO of VIASPACE, said, “Ionfinity’s contract with the Jet
Propulsion Laboratory will continue ground breaking advances in micro scale
detection devices previously considered too challenging a leap in technology to
accomplish. This new generation soft ionization membrane, using miniaturized
electronic packaging processes, will lead to much smaller chemical element and
compound detection systems for Homeland Security, military and commercial uses.”
Ionfinity is working to develop the next-generation mass spectrometry (MS)
technology, which could not only revolutionize the traditional applications of
MS for industrial process control and environmental monitoring, but could also
ring in a new era of detection systems for homeland security. The technology
combines inventions made at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, which should enable
the system to provide a 10x increase in sensitivity, a 10x increase in mass
range and the ability to miniaturize the product to make it portable and low

About VIASPACE: Founded in 1998 with the objective of transforming proven space
and defense technologies from NASA and the Department of Defense into hardware
and software solutions that solve today’s complex problems, VIASPACE benefits
from important patent and software licenses from Caltech, which manages NASA’s
Jet Propulsion Laboratory. For more information, please see, or contact Dr. Jan
Vandersande, Director of Communications at 800-517-8050, or

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for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2007, as well as general economic and
business conditions, the ability to acquire and develop specific projects and
technologies, the ability to fund operations, changes in consumer and business
consumption habits, and other factors over which VIASPACE has little or no

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