ALS Completes CDR and Demonstration of Aquila Multi-Manifest System Structures

San Diego, California (October 22, 2012)
Adaptive Launch Solutions has completed all action items associated with the Critical Design Review (CDR) and Demonstration Tests of the Aquila Multi-Manifest System structures. The CDR and its associated action items included the oversight of United Launch Alliance (ULA), the Office of Space Launch (OSL) and the Aerospace Corporation.
The Aquila Multi-Manifest System enables Auxiliary Payloads from 1 to 1000 kg to efficiently fly together with Primary Space Vehicles by bundling them into a distinct space vehicle mission beginning with mission design culminating with independent on-orbit release. Bringing together the Auxiliary Payloads and the necessary hardware, avionics, software Aquila separates all Auxiliary Payload analysis, assembly, test, launch integration and release operations so that the Launch Vehicle only provides an initiation signal and access to power after the Primary Space Vehicle has been released. AQUILA options include a lightweight carbon composite deck, ESPA Standard Ring, isolation barrier, exterior mounting brackets for Cubesat dispensers and RUAG Separation System Ring.

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