Operating Facilities

The foundation of Astrotech Space Operations' (ASO) leadership position in the industry is a result of its significant investment in specialized, ideally-located facilities. The Company’s full-service, state-of-the-art facilities are configured to serve a variety of payloads and launch-vehicle subassemblies. The facilities offer customers an alternative to using government-owned processing locations. Featuring clean-room capabilities, hazardous and non-hazardous material processing, flight-hardware and ground support equipment storage, and office accommodations for customers, ASO’s facilities become a seamless extension of the spacecraft manufacturer’s operations near the launch pad. ASO’s capacity allows for maximum flexibility in processing parallel missions and to accommodate schedule changes.

Some of the Critical Features of Astrotech Space Operations' Processing Facilities Include:

  • Segregated Hazardous and Non-Hazardous Work Areas
  • Advanced Safety Systems
  • Liquid and Solid Propellant Handling Support Systems
  • Proven Cleanliness Capability Below Class 10,000
  • Stringent Temperature and Humidity Control
  • Redundant Power
  • Dynamic Spin-Balance Machine
  • Fiber Optic-Based Communications Network
  • Customer-Dedicated Control Rooms and Office Space
  • Conditioned and Non-Conditioned Hardware Storage
  • 24/7 Security
  • Comfortable and Friendly Working Environment