2012 News Archive
The following news items contain information believed to be accurate at the publication date listed, but may have been superseded by subsequent events. They are not reviewed or updated after being posted.
Boeing presented AASC with an Award for our dedication, hard work, continued support and outstanding service of the Mexsat Program.
AASC was proud to be certified to AS9100 Rev C in April 2011. AASC is only 1 of 90 facilities (approx. 40 companies) worldwide to have received the Rev C certification. The AS9100 annual assessment audit was conducted on November 2-4, 2012. This audit was a complete success.
Come Visit AASC at the JEC Composites Show 2012, November 7, 8, 9 at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, 348 D St, South Boston, MA 02127
The Atlas V was successfully launched on August 30, 2012 carrying two of NASA’s Radiation Belt Storm Probes satellites (RBSP) into orbit.
The Intelsat 21 telecommunications satellite for broadcasting cable and direct-to-home TV programming across Latin America and the Caribbean was blasted into orbit August 19, 2012 atop a 20-story-tall booster rocket launched from a floating platform in the Pacific Ocean. Liftoff occurred at exactly 0654:59.145 GMT (2:54:59.145 a.m. EDT).
The GPS IIF SV-3 Satellite was successfully launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on a Delta IV-M rocket on October 5, 2012. This was the third of three GPS IIF Satellites to be launched. This completes AASC's 15 year GPS Program.
On August 5, 2012, a complicated set of precise operations took place in perfect coordination, setting the Mars rover Curiosity down gently on the martian surface. Curiosity, the centerpiece of the $2.5 billion Mars Science Laboratory mission, landed on Mars after launching last fall. The car-size rover is slated to last at least two years on Mars surface studying whether the Red Planet ever had water and other conditions thought necessary to host life.
Come Visit AASC at the SAMPE TECH 2012 Manufacturing Expo, October 22-25 at the Charleston Convention Center, North Charleston, SC 29418
Applied Aerospace Structures Corp. successfully completed their annual NADCAP Composites audit. The audit took place from Tuesday May 22nd through Friday May 25th and focused on Prepreg, Adhesive Bonding, Core Processing and Metal Bonding processes.
Raytheon Officials visited the AASC facilities here in Stockton, CA. on May 15th and presented AASC with an Award for our dedication, hard work, continued support and outstanding service of the Manta Program.
AASC was proud to be certified to AS9100 Rev C in April 2011. After aquiring the Rev C certificate, the 2nd AS9100 6 month assessment was conducted on April 9, 2011. This was a very successful audit as AASC received only one minor finding in record keeping. Minor findings do not require a verification visit as does a major nonconformance.
AASC has been collaborating with Princeton University, Jet Propulsion Laboratory and Lockheed Martin/Sunnyvale to develop a lightweight, advanced composite structure for blocking light from distant stars in order to observe orbiting planets outside our solar system. Lockheed Martin awarded AASC a $50,000 Time and Materials contract to build a scale, three-petal model for demonstration purposes.
TSC Qualifies AASC to Fabricate Structural Composite Components for the Virgin Galactic Spaceship Tourism Vehicles!
The Spaceship Company (TSC), the aerospace production joint venture of Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic and Scaled Composites, has qualified AASC as one of three companies to build the WhiteKnight Two and the SpaceShip Two space tourism vehicles. This association allows Sir Richard Branson to make strides of making commercial space travel a reality.