Small Business Recognition Award

Courtesy of United Launch Alliance

United Launch Alliance Honors Special Aerospace Services with Small Business Recognition Award

ULA by Jessica Rye

Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., (May 16, 2016)

– United Launch Alliance recently honored Special Aerospace Services of Boulder, Colorado, with a 2015 Small Business Recognition award for the Interim Cryogenic Propulsion Stage program. SAS provided extensive systems engineering support including managing the ICPS requirements baseline and change requests, the development of NASA standard tailoring, ICPS emulator development including requirements development and verification planning. ULA is working collaboratively with The Boeing Company to develop the ICPS for the first flight of the Space Launch System in 2018.

“Congratulations to the team at Special Aerospace Services,” said Gary Bartmann, ULA Director, Supply Chain Management. “SAS has gone above and beyond to ensure that all ICPS requirements are delivered on time and with the highest quality, thereby enabling ULA to support critical design reviews.”

ULA places a strong emphasis on the value and contribution of small business. In Fiscal Year 2015, the company awarded contracts worth almost $245 million to small businesses throughout the country.

“All of us at Special Aerospace Services are proud to receive this Small Business Recognition award,” said Heather Bulk, SAS President and CEO. “Our engineers are committed to delivering the best support to our ULA and NASA customers.”

ULA program management, engineering, test, and mission support functions are headquartered in Denver, Colo. Manufacturing, assembly and integration operations are located at Decatur, Ala., and Harlingen, Texas. Launch operations are located at Cape Canaveral AFS, Fla., and Vandenberg AFB, Calif.

With more than a century of combined heritage, United Launch Alliance is the nation’s most experienced and reliable launch service provider. ULA has successfully delivered more than 100 satellites to orbit that provide critical capabilities for troops in the field, aid meteorologists in tracking severe weather, enable personal device-based GPS navigation and unlock the mysteries of our solar system.

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Contact: Jessica Rye, (321) 730-5646 (Office), (321) 693-6250 (Cell) or email: jessica.f.rye@launching