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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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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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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 …

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Alpha Space principal owner receives NASA’s prestigious Exceptional Technology Achievement Medal

Businesswoman and owner of Alpha Space Test and Research Alliance (Alpha Space) and MEI Technologies, Inc. (MEIT) Stephanie Murphy received the Exceptional Technology Achievement Medal from NASA for her leadership in the successful commercial development of a permanent International Space Station (ISS) materials testing facility which significantly expands materials science …

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Alpha Space celebrates third successful installation of MISSE carriers on the International Space Station

Alpha Space Test and Research Alliance, LLC (Alpha Space), the only company in the world to own and operate a dedicated external testing facility in space, announced today that three new science and experiment carriers have been robotically installed on its MISSE facility on the International Space Station and successfully …

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The ISS National Lab publication highlights Alpha Space and MISSE

UPWARD, the magazine of the ISS National Lab, has highlighted the exciting developments of Alpha Space’s testing platform — MISSE — in a recent article titled, “Tough Enough for Space: Accelerating Materials Testing With a New Permanent Platform.” Click here to read the article which covers the legacy of MISSE, …