Launch Systems Engineering

In addition to this expertise in launch system technologies, Aerospace has extensive experience with the systems engineering involved with launch:

  • Launch system architecture
  • Requirements flowdown and allocation
  • Design qualification
  • Mission management and integration
  • Manufacturing
  • Configuration management
  • Launch site operations and infrastructure
  • Processing
  • Assembly
  • Test
  • Countdown
  • Launch

We bring our abilities to bear in all these areas to assure mission success.

The process used to independently determine launch system flight readiness is a capability unique to The Aerospace Corporation that has been employed for more than 50 years. It is based on a comprehensive technical assessment that is exhaustive in its attention to detail, with total system coverage. The launch verification process is critical to the success of national security space (NSS) missions. 

Though Aerospace’s main launch customer is the U.S. Air Force, we also have a thriving civil and commercial customer base, which leverages the expertise we’ve gained from NSS programs. These customers span the range from U.S. government organizations (e.g., Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), NASA, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) to commercial entities.