Telecom Lead America: Space Information Laboratories
(SIL), a provider of avionics, Li-Polymer battery and engineering solutions to
U.S. Government programs, has won a DARPA ALASA (Airborne Launch Assist Space
Access) contract. The size of the DARPA ALASA Phase I contract is approximately
The technology contract is for GPS Metric Tracking,
Autonomous Flight Termination System (AFTS) and Space Based Range to reduce
range launch cost.
SIL’s VBITS technology will enable DARPA’s ALASA goal to
reduce launch cost with Vehicle Based GPS Tracking, Autonomous Flight
Termination and Space Based Range Systems.
SIL said the work will be performed at Space Information
Laboratories’ engineering design and manufacturing facility in Santa Maria, CA.
We are extremely proud to play a significant role as a
DARPA team member with SIL’s VBITS enabling technology to support DARPA’s ALASA
goal to launch a 100 pound satellite into LEO for $1 million total cost per
launch,” said Edmund Burke, Space Information Laboratories CEO.
Space Information Laboratories supplies technologies and
solutions for programs for the Missile Defense Agency, DARPA, USAF, NASA,
Aerospace Industry, and other U.S. Government Agencies.