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Aegis Aerospace awarded new satellite contract

HOUSTON – Aegis Aerospace Inc. announced today that it has been awarded a new contract task order to develop, produce, and operate the STPSat-7 satellite for the United States Space Force’s (USSF) Space Systems Command’s (SSC) Space Test Program (STP).   STPSat-7 is an ESPA class, low Earth orbit (LEO) …

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Thank you for your support, BAHEP! BAHEP shares news of combining the best of “two remarkable companies”

Release from Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership (HOUSTON)–Alpha Space Test and Research Alliance (Alpha Space) and technology/defense company MEI Technologies, Inc. (MEIT) became one dynamic company when they introduced themselves to the world as Aegis Aerospace Inc. during the 36th National Space Symposium held in Colorado Springs, Co., from Aug. …

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Successful MISSE upgrade commissioned

HOUSTON –  Aegis Aerospace Inc., formerly Alpha Space Test and Research Alliance, has successfully completed a comprehensive avionics upgrade of its MISSE testing facility on the ISS. The fully redundant avionics system provides MISSE customers with higher bandwidth for internal data transfer, several choices of communication protocols, selectable voltages for …

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Aegis Aerospace Inc. begins work on a lunar-surface test facility for government and commercial use

Aegis Aerospace Inc., formerly Alpha Space Test and Research Alliance, LLC (Alpha Space), announced today that the company has started a 43-month contract recently awarded under NASA’s Tipping Point solicitation to design, build, fly, and operate the first lunar Space Science Test and Evaluation Facility (SSTEF-1).  Aegis Aerospace pioneered commercial …

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Aegis Aerospace Inc. to debut at 36th Space Symposium

Merger of Alpha Space and MEI Technologies, Inc. creates a full service, woman-owned, space and technology company HOUSTON – Aegis Aerospace Inc. (Aegis, pronounced ējis) will make its debut at the 36th National Space Symposium in Colorado Springs, Co. on Aug. 23-26, 2021. The newly formed organization was created through …

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Alpha Space and MEI Technologies to Merge

Commercial space company and space technology firm combine to create a unique, full service, woman-owned space & technology company HOUSTON – Commercial space company Alpha Space Test and Research Alliance (Alpha Space) and technology/defense company MEI Technologies, Inc. (MEIT) have announced their plan to form a single integrated business offering …

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MISSE enabling pharmaceutical research by The University of Adelaide

MISSE will enable the University of Adelaide to study the effects of spaceflight on medicinal drug formulations.  Pharmaceutical stability on long duration flights is very important for maintaining crew health.  Alpha Space is collaborating with Space Tango to enable parallel studies inside and outside of the ISS. Space Tango and …

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Alpha Space featured in ISS National Laboratory blog post

Mark Gittleman, President and CEO of Alpha Space, contributed to a recent blog post with ISS National Laboratory about bringing new products to market faster with lower costs using Alpha Space’s commercial space testing services. https://www.issnationallab.org/blog/iss20-alpha-space-misse/

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Alpha Space is featured on “Houston We Have a Podcast.”

Learn how materials and technologies are tested against the extreme temperature swings, atomic oxygen, or the vacuum of space aboard the @Space_Station on this week’s “Houston We Have a Podcast.”   https://images.nasa.gov/details-ep150_technology_vs_space

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ISSNL MISSE FUNDING OPPORTUNITY

Funding is now available from the ISS National Laboratory to fly your experiment or technology on MISSE. The deadline to submit your proposal is May 22, 2020.  Visit RFP No. ISSNL 2020-3: UTILIZING MISSE FOR MATERIALS SCIENCE RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY DEMONSTRATIONS IN SPACE for more information and application instructions. Check …