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Space-grade Carbon Fiber upcycled into world’s finest office furniture and accessories. No compromises. Made in the USA.
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Finally, the Right Stuff!

You might be asking, “Do we need another sit-stand desk?” The answer is we need a better one, and it is here!

The Booster surpasses the competition

In addition to the beautiful Booster sit-stand desk converter, we’ve also created some items that can elevate your workspace. Check them out!

SDI Office Fleet 

 Dimensions: 20"W x 10"D x 7.5"H

Size: 24" x 30"

Mounting: 4 corner holes

Let's Take A Closer Look At the Booster

A major addition to your office should look elegant and of good quality, not kludgy or cheap. Throwing a paper covered pressboard and steel monstrosity into the middle of your work environment may be functional but it isn’t classy and it certainly isn’t cool.

Hate tangled cords? So do we! That’s why we spent many hours designing cord management on the Booster.

No other sit-stand desk converter handles cords elegantly

We’ve integrated 120V power into the desktop for quick and on the go charging! One simple plugin coming from the bottom of the desk powers you up-down movement and everything else you want to put on your desk!

Weight Capacity

The Booster’s linear actuators can lift up to 45lbs of computers, monitors, meteorites or anything else you can think of putting on it. The full carbon-fiber construction also makes this desk incredibly light - great for shipping and installing. Nobody should strain their back installing a desk converter!

Everything about the keyboard tray is awesome!

When you bring the desk up, do you want your arms are at the correct ergonomic angle? Simply loosen the knobs and rotate the keyboard tray up to 10 degrees in either direction. 

Heavy-handed typists fear not! The Booster’s carbon fiber construction makes it the most rigid desk in its class. The rotating keyboard tray has dual locks ensuring that it won’t move when locked down and the carbon cross bracing ensures that the desk won’t move side to side even when fully extended.


Made with "Space Grade" materials

The Booster is made of the highest grade carbon fiber, a material that adds functionality, strength, and beauty to your office. There is nothing like it. Better still our carbon fiber is sourced directly from the production of commercial space vehicles.

The material that is used to craft your Booster desk is scrap generated in the production of high-performance components for rockets and spacecraft used to loft satellites and astronauts into space. While you’re enjoying your work, consider that the same material in your desk is part of an amazing, reusable rocket, a payload fairing or even a crew-carrying capsule. Components made with this carbon fiber might be in suborbital flight, Earth orbit, somewhere near the moon or even on its way to Mars! How cool is that?  

Space Division products proudly carry the Space Foundation seal as Certified Space Technology™. Out of this world!

Bring space closer to your office with the Booster.

Sustainably Sourced Material

Every year over 10 million pounds of carbon fiber are landfilled in the US alone, and that number is only growing.  

We work closely with our manufacturing partner, Elevated Materials, to source scrap carbon fiber from the aerospace industry and upcycle it for use in our space inspired products.

Each Booster saves over 20lbs of carbon fiber from being landfilled. Elevated Materials also reuses or recycles well over 30lbs of LDPE (low-density polyethylene), the backing paper film used to protect the carbon during handling. In fact, the backing film will be used as protective shipping material, reducing the need for environmentally hazardous foam packing.  

Made in the USA  

Making quality products in the USA is very important to our team. Elevated Materials is based in Gardena, California and they capture the carbon fiber used in our products from the waste streams of local aerospace companies. All of the processing, manufacturing and assembly is also done at their facility in California.

Quality to last a lifetime

At every point where we faced the choice of "better" or "cheaper," we have chosen to make it better with high quality parts. We know you won't ever regret your investment. For those who aspire to the best, it is a product for a lifetime. 

The Specs

Top Work Surface: 36.00" W X 17.25" D X .25" H maximum weight capacity 45 lbs.

Keyboard Tray: 26.75" W X 11" D X .25" H; maximum weight capacity 5 lbs.

Base: 23.98" W X 30.5" D Work Surface Maximum Height: 20 5/8"  

Desktop Cord Pass Through: 5" W X 1.65" D

Keyboard Tilt: +/- 10 degrees

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The Booster in Action

The Mission

Are you excited by today’s entrepreneurial space innovators? So are we! Think of the firms that made America the leader in aircraft and spacecraft and the big-time futurists who you read about in Wired, VentureBeat, and Gizmodo. We want to support their bold missions and their dedication to helping the environment. With your support, our group of companies (SDI, 121C and Elevated Materials) are solving this problem for the entire US aerospace industry.

The growing excitement around the NewSpace movement is great, but building big vehicles has always come with real environmental costs, that need to be mitigated. In fact, well over 10 million pounds of carbon fiber waste is generated annually and that volume is growing! Because carbon fiber is designed not to last in the most grueling of environments, its scrap waste inevitably poses a serious environmental problem.

SDI is very proud to be tackling this problem in an awesome way! We use upcycled space-grade carbon fiber materials to make attractive, space inspired consumer products. The allure of carbon fiber, which is prized for its strength and lightweight is simply undeniable. You find it featured in a variety of luxury products from golf clubs to automobiles. Moderately priced consumer products are even frequently covered with imitation carbon fiber print.

SDI is committed to affecting positive change in the world. We are helping to solve a problem for great companies while simultaneously providing affordable, real carbon fiber products.

How It All Began

Our team began this upcycling mission by building carbon fiber skateboards back in 2014. We launched 121C on Kickstarter in 2015 and since then we’ve collected over 100,000lbs of scrap material. 

The Kickstarter community has been great for us, helping launch three overfunded campaigns for our: Aileron, Rover and the Afterburner skateboards. We, of course, delivered in a timely manner on all of these and have shipped thousands of boards since then.

We’ve also been able to help other Kickstarter campaigns including providing the carbon fiber decks for the amazing ArcAileron and making the Carbon Cravat, a classy high-tech bowtie, for Crooked Branch Studios.

Sitting in our office, looking for problems to solve, we noticed that sitting for most of the day sucks! We ordered some sit-stand desks and were terribly disappointed by the low grade materials and the massive weight of most of these clunky metal beasts. Using one made us skaters feel pretty elderly, not reenergized. We were quickly determined to bring modern style and materials to the office environment.

In the process, we’ve developed several cool office products and concluded we needed a new brand to capture that. (Skateboards and desks are not the same market!) After months of work and testing with others, we are proud to present the Booster and launch Space Division Inc!

The Team

The team that's bringing you SDI is the same one great one that brought you 121C. We're proud to have such an amazing group of people working to help build these incredible desks. 

Founder, CEO: Ryan Olliges is an talented and experienced design and production engineer with degree in aerospace engineering from the University of Southern California. Ryan merged his passion for rocketry with a love of skateboarding in the development of his first carbon fiber product, the 121C Aileron skateboard. He is continuing on his mission to eliminate carbon fiber landfill waste with the launch of Space Division Inc. and a line of carbon fiber furniture that includes the Booster sit stand desk converter.

Co-Founder, Chief Strategy Officer: Greg Autry, MBA, PhD, is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Entrepreneurship at the University of Southern California. He is a researcher on space entrepreneurship, commercial space economics and space policy, and served on the Presidential NASA Agency Review Team. Greg is also a serial entrepreneur and is active in supporting American manufacturing.

Industry Expert and Spokesperson: Michael López-Alegría is a former Naval aviator and one of America’s most experienced astronauts. He flew on Space Shuttle missions STS-73, STS-92, and STS-113, as well as on the Russian Soyuz TMA-9. He also served as International Space Station commander. He holds several NASA records including longest spaceflight (215 days), most Extravehicular Activities (EVA) or “space walks” (10) and cumulative EVA time (67 hours 40 minutes). He formerly served as President of the Commercial Spaceflight Federation. As a product spokesperson and industry liaison, Mike’s achievements inspire the whole 121C team to reach for the stars.

Social Media Manager: Keira Dazi has over 8 years of experience in digital marketing, branding, and social media. She has always had a deep fascination with space and was a regular volunteer with science outreach at the Boys and Girls club of Tustin, CA. She has made the decision to go back to school for a physics degree while continuing to support companies she believes in.

Co-Founder, Chief Technology Officer: Jaysen Harris has many years of entrepreneurial experience in several startups. He is experienced in implementation systems throughout organizations large and small, including several major projects in the IT Field. Jaysen is also experienced in web, ecommerce and app development.

Director, Business Development: Peter Latteier has an MBA from the University of Southern California and a BS in Manufacturing Engineering from BYU. He has experience in business development, sales and process improvement and is a certified 6 Sigma Blackbelt.

Chief Financial Officer: Adrian Stern CPA, CFE, CFF, CRFA, CICA, is an adjunct professor at the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California. He is also a founding partner of the firm Clumeck, Stern, Schenkelberg & Getzoff and Chairman of the California Center for Public Health Advocacy.

Risks and challenges

We’ve reduced the risk on this project substantially by leveraging our years of experience in making the world’s best carbon fiber skateboards, which has included three successful Kickstarter campaigns: July 2015 Aileron Kickstarter and our August 2016 Rover Kickstarter and October 2017 Afterburner Kickstarter.

As always, we are getting fantastic support from space industry partners, who are as committed to the environment as we are. They share our mission and are excited to see their “space debris” turned into our awesome products. Additionally we have an amazing network in both the Viterbi School of Engineering and Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California. We are extremely confident this project is going to fly and that you will get your premium rewards in a timely manner.

The Booster was designed and iteratively improved via extensive testing around our office and many others. This design and the product positioning was validated through the use of a diligent process of customer discovery. We are ready to take on large-scale production.

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    This pure carbon phone holder will stylishly display your phone on your desk

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    This pure carbon monitor riser is perfect for positioning your computer screen at eye level on your desk.

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    SDI Shelf Set

    The SDI shelf set is perfect for getting papers organized while acting as a stand for your printer or scanner. Ships flat, easily assembled.

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    Space Division Station, Carbon Desk Top

    This 24" x 60" desktop is intended to be paired with third party desk frames. Use included VHB tape for universal application.

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    Space Division Station, Sit/Stand Desk

    The 24" x 60" sit-stand desk is the ergonomic solution to your office and is made in the US

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    Since our material is upcycled we are subject to different material inputs. With this pledge, you are able to choose which weave you want (Checker, Twill or Plain weave). We'll send out a survey at the end of the campaign where you'll be able to tell us which one you want.

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