(Chatsworth, CA March 12, 2021)The Sounding Rocket Program (SRP)-4 launch vehicle team has supported the US Space Force’s (USSF) first sounding rocket launch.
The scientific experimental research payload was launched by the USSF and the Space and Missile Systems Center’s Launch Enterprise for the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia, US.
The payload was on board the three-stage Terrier-Terrier-Oriole (TTO) sounding rocket that lifted off earlier this month.
The Space Vector-led winning team, which received an indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract to support the SRP-4 in December 2018.
Under the contract, Space Vector built the TTO vehicle while Kratos Space and Missile Defense was responsible for the integration, interface, and mission planning for the launch.
The launch executed all experiment events on its way to a ‘planned splashdown’ in the Atlantic Ocean.
(Chatsworth, CA December 12, 2018) Space Vector Corporation (SVC) announces that it has won an award for the U.S. Air Force’s Sounding Rocket Program-4 (SRP-4). Space Vector will be a prime system integrator for this critical program, with overall system responsibility providing system engineering, vehicle design, manufacturing, integration and launch support services. This indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract with a total potential value of up to $424 million will be used to meet Department of Defense and other government agency requirements for suborbital research, development, and test launch services, including prototype demonstrations and missile defense targets. This award is the result of a competitive acquisition with a seven-year ordering period. Space and Missile Systems Center, Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico, is the contracting activity.
Space Vector has 50 years of heritage in space providing mission-critical hardware for Range Safety Flight Termination Systems, GPS Tracking, Payload Sequencing, Fuel Sensing, and Vehicle Power. As a rocket system prime contractor, SVC has successfully launched 35 suborbital guided rockets for important US Government customers. SVC has also provided flight subsystems such as cold gas attitude control systems, guidance and control platforms, separation systems and vehicle structures on over 250 space flights for domestic and international partners. Space Vector is based in Chatsworth, CA and is privately held and growing.