2008 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The following news items contain information believed to be accurate at the publication date listed, but may have been superseded by subsequent events.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.
Applied Aerospace Structures Corporation (AASC) has been awarded a contract by Orbital Sciences Corporation to manufacture the composite structures for the Taurus II Launch Vehicle.
AASC acquired 10 additional acres of property contiguous to its existing 14 acre site. The new property brings forth the opportunity for future facilities expansions.
AASC has been approved for Nadcap Non-Destructive testing accreditation by PRI Inc.
AASC successfully completed static load testing for the second Adapter Cone in early August. At the Building 6 test cage, the adaptor cone satisfied Orbital’s criteria and was approved by Lockheed Martin and NASA.
AASC has recently added a Flow Waterjet Cutter. Waterjet cutting is a major machine tooling process created by pressurizing water up to 55,000 pounds per square inch (psi) and forcing it through a nozzle.
Applied Aerospace Structures Corp. of Stockton, CA supported the Phoenix Mars Lander program by fabricating a composite shroud to house the spacecraft’s weather station.
On Tuesday, April 22, 2008, AASC was presented with an award of recognition from Boeing Huntington Beach for their superior work on the GPS IIF Wire Harnessing.
On April 8, 2008, AASC received the Pride@Boeing Accomplishment Award for their outstanding efforts on the 737 Wedgetail AWEC program. The Boeing award serves to recognize individual and collective contributions of Boeing contractors and suppliers.
AASC has participated in the successful launch of the Thuraya-3 multi-station communications satellite. The launch took place on January 15, 2008 in Long Beach, California.
AASC has played an integral part in the NASA-sponsored investigation of Mercury. AASC fabricated the solar panels for the MESSENGER (MErcury Surface, Space ENvironment, GEochemistry, and Ranging) spacecraft.