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Notable Space Launches UEI Has Supported

In light of the most recent launch by SpaceX, we’re highlighting some of the most impressive launches UEI has helped get off the ground!

SpaceX - November 16, 2020

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In a landmark launch for commercial spaceflight, SpaceX launched four astronauts into orbit en route to the International Space Station. The Falcon 9 rocket lifted off from pad 39A at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. NASA commander Mike Hopkins, pilot Victor Glover, mission specialist Shannon Walker, and Japanese astronaut Soichi Noguchi make up the team heading for a 6 month long expedition on the ISS. UEI's products helped by controlling and monitoring nearly every aspect of the launch, learn more here.

Blue Origin - October 13, 2020

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Blue Origin successfully launched and landed the New Shepard vehicle with a first-ever external booster payload. The sub-orbital rocket was launched from the company’s West Texas letting facility. The launch included a test of NASA’s landing sensor system to demonstrate precision landing technologies that could guide future moon landings. UEI is proud to be the choice provider of data acquisition and hardware-in-the-loop systems for all of Blue Origin's launches! Learn more about UEI's hardware-in-the-loop solutions here.

SpaceX - May 30, 2020

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This was the first manned launch for SpaceX and the return to human spaceflight for the first time in the past 9 years. SpaceX was able to successfully launch NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley into orbit, marking a resurgence of manned space flight. The Falcon 9 rocket and Crew Dragon spacecraft launched from launchpad 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida and delivered the astronauts to the International Space Station. Pad 39A has been the launch site for great advancements and achievements in human history; from the sending the first astronauts to the moon, to the first launch of the Space Shuttle, and with this the first launch by a commercial company. UEI products are integral to successful functioning of Pad 39A, with systems in all the mission-critical spots! See how UEI helped SpaceX launch 20 Falcon 9 missions here.

Orbital ATK - May 21, 2018

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Orbital ATK successfully launched the Antares rocket from Pad 0A at the NASA Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. The launch was to deliver 7,400 pounds of critical supplies and scientific equipment to the International Space Station, its heaviest cargo to date. UEI partners with many government-funded space launch operators such as Orbital ATK to offer robust, reliable, and scalable launch pad and ground support, monitoring, and control I/O solutions to meet the environmental demands of a rocket launch. Click here to learn more!

Blue Origin - November 24, 2015

The successful launch and landing of Blue Origin’s New Shepard vehicle marked the validation of the vehicle architecture and design. The vehicle was launched from Blue Origin’s test site in West Texas, where it flew to the edge of space and landed both sections of the vehicle. This launch helped prove the possibility of reusing both modules of the New Shepard. Learn more about Blue Origins HIL and DAQ systems from UEI here.

For UEI, it’s been an honor to have played a part in ensuring that these monumental events have gotten off the ground efficiently and safely. Helping our country’s great space pioneers test, control and monitor critical systems has been at the heart of what we do. We look forward to many more great adventures!

Whether you are launching or landing - we are there to help! See how UEI supports the Space Industry below.

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Application Story: UEI & NASA SAFFIRE
The SAFFIRE program was designed to study the behaviors and characteristics of fire in space. In order to acquire key data, NASA needed compact and rugged data acquisition hardware and I/O that could handle the rigors of an extreme environment. UEI hardware ensured the success of the SAFFIRE missions by guaranteeing reliable and accurate data collection.

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Orbital Sciences Corporation uses UEI’s PowerDNA Cubes and I/O Modules in 3rd Generation Ground
Support System for the Taurus II Rocket Launch System.
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