Albuquerque, NM, October 28, 2011 --(PR.com
)-- The Schafer Corporation, a scientific and engineering company, has teamed with UP Aerospace of Denver, CO to provide comprehensive launch and payload integration services for up to eight NASA launches during 2012 and 2013. UP and Schafer have teamed on previous launches out of Spaceport America and this is a continuation of that excellent working relationship.
UP Aerospace was awarded two separate contracts involving up to eight launches through the NASA Office of Chief Technologist Launch Opportunities Program. Schafer’s role is to ensure that the payloads are tested and properly integrated in to the SpaceLoft vehicle. “This is not new to us, we’ve provided this support to UP on previous launches and we are excited about the opportunity to continue working with this innovative and dynamic company,” said Schafer Corporation President Tony Frederickson.
“We love working with Schafer Corporation, they understand our commercial approach to operations and provide a laser focus on getting the job done with maximum efficiency,” said UP Aerospace President Jerry Larson. Schafer Corporation has previously both built and integrated payloads for other customers on UP’s SpaceLoft rocket launched from Spaceport America.
About Schafer Corporation
Schafer Corporation, formed in 1972, is a leading-edge technology company providing high quality products and professional services to our government and industry customers. Schafer's legacy is rooted in space, optical, and directed energy programs. Today, our knowledge and experience supports all of the branches of the DoD and NASA. In addition to our core competencies, we provide support in a broad set of disciplines, including technology management, missile defense, commercial space, unmanned ground systems, nano-fabrication, and modeling and simulation.
For more information, please visit: www.schafercorp.com.
Contact: Rhonda Peyton
About UP Aerospace, Inc
UP Aerospace was created in 1998 by founder Jerry Larson and incorporated in 2004 with its headquarters located in Denver, Colorado. UP Aerospace has been successfully conducting launches from Spaceport America in New Mexico since 2006. The company has conducted a total of nine launch campaigns from the Spaceport: five of the SpaceLoft launch vehicle and four additional launches of proprietary systems for Lockheed Martin and MOOG. UP Aerospace has successfully demonstrated and refined launch and integration services spanning over five years and 40 individual payload customers.
For more information, please visit: www.upaerospace.us.com.
UPA Media Relations: Tracy Larson