Astrotech Space Operations Spotlight

Lockheed Martin Completes Acquisition Of Astrotech Space Operations Business

August 22, 2014 | Corporate

Bethesda, Md., Aug. 22, 2014 – Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] has completed the acquisition of the assets of the Astrotech Space Operations business of Astrotech Corporation.
 
With operations in Titusville, Florida, and Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, Astrotech Space Operations is a leader in satellite launch preparation services, from final testing and fueling to encapsulation and day-of launch operations. With more than 300 successful spacecraft missions to date, Astrotech Space Operations provides all support necessary for successful spacecraft processing to prepare for launch on a variety of U.S. and international launch vehicles.
 

Astrotech Space Operations Honored with ULA Small Business Excellence Award

April 29, 2013 | Corporate

United Launch Alliance recently honored Astrotech Space Operations-Florida with a 2012 Small Business Excellence Award for support of the Atlas V and Delta IV launch vehicles.  ULA's Atlas and Delta vehicles support a wide range of missions including the Department of Defense Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle (EELV) Program and NASA science missions, and are poised to launch the next generation of astronauts to the International Space Station.
 

NASA Awards Task Order Contract to Astrotech Space Operations-California for SMAP Spacecraft Processing

March 15, 2013 | Missions

ASTROTECH CORPORATION, (NASDAQ: ASTC), a leading provider of commercial space services, today announced that its Astrotech Space Operations (ASO) subsidiary has been awarded a NASA task order contract to provide payload processing services for the Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) satellite at ASO’s Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, facility.
 

NASA Awards Task Order Contract to Astrotech Space Operations-California for OCO-2 Spacecraft Processing

February 12, 2013 | Missions

ASTROTECH CORPORATION, (NASDAQ: ASTC), a leading provider of commercial space services, today announced that its Astrotech Space Operations (ASO) subsidiary has been awarded a NASA task order contract to provide payload processing services for the Orbiting Carbon Observatory - 2 (OCO-2) satellite at ASO’s Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, facility.
 
OCO-2 is the first mission awarded by NASA under the current Not-to-Exceed $16 million Indefinite-Delivery/Indefinite-Quantity (IDIQ) task order contract that runs through December, 2017.  The Jet Propulsion Lab satellite, scheduled to launch in July, 2014, will be NASA’s first dedicated Earth remote sensing satellite to study atmospheric carbon dioxide from space.
 

NASA Awards Not-to-Exceed $9.1 Million Task Order Contract to Astrotech Space Operations-Florida

January 31, 2013 | Missions

ASTROTECH CORPORATION, (NASDAQ: ASTC), a leading provider of commercial space services, today announced that its Astrotech Space Operations (ASO) subsidiary has been awarded a NASA Not-to-Exceed $9.1 million Infinite-Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) task order contract for commercial payload processing services at ASO Florida.
 
Under the new contract, NASA may task ASO to provide payload processing facilities and services for NASA missions launching from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. The contract ordering period runs through December, 2017.  Last month ASO was awarded a $16 million IDIQ contract for Western Range spacecraft processing at the Vandenberg Air Force Base facility in California.
 

Astrotech Space Operations Secures $1.1 Million Propellants Purchase Order

June 12, 2012

Astrotech Corporation, (NASDAQ: ASTC), a leading provider of commercial aerospace services, today announced that its Astrotech Space Operations (ASO) subsidiary secured a $1.1 million purchase order to supply hypergolic propellants support to a spacecraft manufacturer. ASO will provide propellant delivery and export-related services from its headquarters in Titusville, Florida.

Astrotech Congratulates Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) on its Successful Mission to the International Space Station

June 4, 2012
SpaceX Dragon Launch at Cape Canaveral, FL

"We congratulate SpaceX and its employees on this historic achievement for the commercial space industry. This is one of the greatest accomplishments of this century. This triumph shows the strength of excellent entrepreneurial vision, leadership, innovation and execution. Successfully designing and building a spacecraft that has now docked and returned from the ISS is one of the most complex engineering challenges of our age and doing it on such a small budget should stand as proof that the private sector can do much more if given the opportunity. We firmly believe this milestone marks the beginning of a new era of commercial activities in lower earth orbit and beyond, and Astrotech is excited about supporting SpaceX and its satellite customers in the years ahead" stated Thomas B. Pickens, III, Astrotech's Chief Executive Officer.

Astrotech Subsidiary Awarded $2.2 Million Task Order For NASA Mission

October 14, 2011 | Missions

Astrotech Corporation (NASDAQ: ASTC), a leading provider of commercial aerospace services, today announced that its Astrotech Space Operations (ASO) subsidiary has won a fully-funded task order under the previously announced indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract for payload processing support at the Eastern Range. The Company will provide facilities and payload processing services from its Titusville, Florida location in support of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Radiation Belt Storm Probes (RBSP) mission scheduled to launch in September 2012.

Astrotech Subsidiary Wins $1.9 Million Contract for NASA Mission

September 22, 2011 | Missions

Astrotech Corporation (Nasdaq:ASTC), a leading provider of commercial aerospace services, today announced that its Astrotech Space Operations (ASO) subsidiary has won a fully-funded task order under the previously announced Vandenberg Air Force Base (VAFB) indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract. The Company will provide facilities and payload processing services from its VAFB location in support of NASA's Landsat Data Continuity Mission (LDCM) scheduled to launch in December 2012.

Astrotech Subsidiary Wins $4.0 Million Contract

September 7, 2011 | Corporate

Astrotech Corporation (NASDAQ: ASTC), a leading provider of commercial aerospace services, today announced that its Astrotech Space Operations subsidiary (“ASO”) has been awarded a $4.0 million contract for payload processing services in support of the U.S. government.

Astrotech Subsidiary Wins $16.2 Million Contract

May 11, 2011 | Corporate

Astrotech Corporation (NASDAQ: ASTC), a leading provider of commercial aerospace services, today announced that its Astrotech Space Operations subsidiary has been awarded a $16.2 million contract to fabricate, install, and test Ground Support Equipment (GSE) for the U.S. government. Under a firm fixed-price contract, fabrication begins immediately with delivery targeted for the first quarter of fiscal year 2013.

Astrotech Secures Navy Contract

January 7, 2011 | Corporate

Astrotech Corporation (NASDAQ: ASTC), a leading provider of commercial aerospace services, today announced that the Department of the Navy’s Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR) awarded its Astrotech Space Operations business unit a new contract for payload processing services in support of the Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) Program.

Astrotech Wins Contract for NASA Mission

November 23, 2010 | Missions

Astrotech Corporation (NASDAQ: ASTC), a leading provider of commercial aerospace services, today announced that its Astrotech Space Operations subsidiary has won a fully-funded task order under the $35 million Vandenberg Air Force Base (VAFB) indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract. The Company will provide facilities and payload processing services from its VAFB location in support of NASA's National Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System (NPOESS) Preparatory Project (NPP) mission scheduled to launch October 25, 2011.

Astrotech Subsidiary Secures $9.5 Million NASA Contract

July 26, 2010 | Corporate

Astrotech Corporation (NASDAQ: ASTC), a leading provider of commercial aerospace services, today announced that NASA awarded its Astrotech Space Operations business unit a new contract for payload processing services for expendable launch vehicles (ELVs) and evolved expendable launch vehicles (EELVs) from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station (CCAFS) at the Eastern Range in Florida...

Astrotech Statement On The 40th Anniversary Of Apollo 11 Moon Landing

July 20, 2009 | Missions

Astrotech Corporation (NASDAQ: ASTC) Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Thomas B. Pickens III today issued the following statement regarding the 40th anniversary of the first moon landing by Apollo 11..

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