Space Information Laboratories Awarded DARPA Contract for Enabling Vehicle Based Technology – GPS Tracking, Autonomous Flight Termination and Space Based Range System
SANTA MARIA, Calif.– Space Information Laboratories (SIL) (http://www.spaceinformationlabs.com/), a leading provider of high-end avionics, Li-Polymer battery and engineering solutions to U.S. Government programs of national significance, has been awarded a DARPA ALASA (Airborne Launch Assist Space Access) enabling technology award for GPS Metric Track, Autonomous Flight Termination System (AFTS) and Space Based Range to reduce range launch cost. SIL was awarded a DARPA ALASA contract (HR0011-12-C-0053) on 28 March 2012.
“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”
SIL’s VBITS patented technology will enable DARPA’s ALASA goal to significantly reduce launch cost with Vehicle Based GPS Tracking, Autonomous Flight Termination and Space Based Range Systems. SIL’s pioneering technology will lead the way to bring DOD cost affordability on Aerospace vehicles and ranges.
The work will be performed at Space Information Laboratories’ engineering design and manufacturing facility in Santa Maria, CA (near Vandenberg AFB). The DARPA ALASA Phase I contract is worth approximately $2 Million. “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.
About Space Information Laboratories
Headquartered in Santa Maria, CA near Vandenberg AFB, Space Information Laboratories is a world-class small business supplier of innovative technologies and solutions for mission-critical programs for the Missile Defense Agency, DARPA, USAF, NASA, Aerospace Industry, and other U.S. Government Agencies. SIL’s expertise includes development of Operational Response technologies to include, Intelli-Avionics®, GPS/IMU navigation and tracking, Li-Ion Polymer Intelli-Pack® batteries, nano and micro satellites, radar imaging and telemetry system technology. More information about SIL can be found at www.spaceinformationlabs.com.