Monday, December 09, 2019

Space Vector Corporation celebrates 50 years with new facility opening and ribbon cutting with Congresswoman Katie Hill.

Space Vector Corporation (SVC) celebrated its 50th Anniversary in 2019 with a ribbon cutting at its new headquarters with Congresswoman Katie Hill and other distinguished officials and representatives.   

(Chatsworth CA October 2 2019) Space Vector officially opened its newly renovated facility on October 2, 2019, which encompasses engineering, lab, and manufacturing and production space.  In attendance were Congresswoman Katie Hill, representatives from the office of Congressperson Brad Sherman, Mayor Garcetti, and other State and local offices.

Chris L. Yamada, Chairman and CEO of Space Vector, commented: “We are delighted to honor 50 years of excellence in space products with our distinguished visitors, and especially wish to thank Congresswoman Hill for spending time with us today”.  Chris continued: “Our new facility will provide improved workspace for our employee team and allow us to better serve our diverse customer base”. Space Vector relocated within Chatsworth to benefit from an upgraded and larger facility to accommodate on-going business growth.

About Space Vector Corporation

About Space Vector Corporation: Space Vector has 50 years of heritage in providing mission-critical hardware for Range Safety Flight Termination Systems, Missile Defense targets and testing, GPS Tracking, Payload Sequencing, Fuel Sensing, and Vehicle Power.   As a rocket system prime contractor, SVC has successfully launched 35 suborbital guided rockets for important US Government customers.  SVC has also provided flight subsystems such as system batteries, cold gas attitude control systems, guidance and control platforms, separation systems and vehicle structures on over 250 space flights for domestic and international partners. Space Vector, founded in April 1969, is based in Chatsworth, CA and is privately held. 

 

Space Vector 25 Ah Li-Po battery successfully operating on DARPA R3D2 Satellite Mission

(Chatsworth, CA June 27, 2019) Space Vector Corporation (SVC) announces that our 25 Amp-Hour Lithium Ion Polymer system battery is operating successfully aboard the DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) R3D2 mission. Launched in late March 2019, this mission was noted by DARPA to have "successfully demonstrated rapid spacecraft development" – consistent with Space Vector’s agile culture and rapid product development capability. SVC designed, tested and delivered this battery to our customer on schedule and on budget, while exceeding all technical specifications for the spacecraft battery including discharge rates in excess of 100 A at 28 Vdc.  

Space Vector has a comprehensive product line of advanced, lightweight batteries selected by demanding customers whose missions operate in severe environmental conditions, especially high dynamic environments. They are available with integrated or discrete charge control functions including our advanced SVChargeTM technology, which provides monitoring and control of programmable charging, cell protection and cell balancing, plus other important features. Several Space Vector batteries have been Range approved for critical flight termination safety and environmental requirements, and are available in a variety of capacities and voltage ranges.

About Space Vector Corporation

Space Vector has 50 years of heritage in aerospace, and provides mission-critical hardware for Range Safety Flight Termination Systems, GPS Tracking, Payload Sequencing, Fuel Sensing, and Vehicle Power. As a rocket system prime contractor, SVC has successfully launched 35 suborbital guided rockets for important US Government customers. SVC has also provided flight subsystems such as cold gas attitude control systems, guidance and control platforms, separation systems and vehicle structures on over 250 space flights for domestic and international partners. Space Vector is based in Chatsworth, CA and is privately held and growing.

 

Chris L. Yamada appointed Chairman and CEO for Space Vector Corporation

(Chatsworth, CA April 1, 2019) Space Vector Corporation (SVC) has announced that the SVC Board of Director has appointed Chris L. Yamada as its Chief Executive Officer, and Mr. Yamada assumed leadership of the company effective April 1, 2019.

(Updated April 19, 2019) Space Vector Corporation (SVC) Board of Directors has appointed Chirrs L. Yamada as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.

Chris joins Space Vector after a long career at Northrop Grumman Corporation and TRW, and held full P&L responsibilities for the past 22 years. Most recently, Chris was the Vice-President and General Manager of the Aerospace Products business unit in the Space Systems Division, where he had responsibility for several wholly-owned strategic business units and program responsibility for product line programs at Space Park in Redondo Beach, CA. Previously, he was the president of TRW Astro Aerospace and joined Northrop Grumman via the TRW acquisition in December 2002. Prior to rejoining TRW in 2001, he was the vice president and general manager for Pressure Systems Inc., a leading provider of propellant and pressurant tanks for satellites and launch vehicles. In his general management roles, Mr. Yamada successfully delivered thousands of systems and subsystems to commercial and government customers, serving diverse mission and critical business needs. At TRW, he was the deputy program manager and spacecraft manager for KOMPSAT, a two-satellite, Electro-Optical/Infrared program for the Republic of Korea. He has prior experiences in program management, systems engineering and mechanical systems design, in all phases of satellite development, from conceptual design and capture through launch and initial operations.

Mr. Yamada has a master's degree in aerospace engineering from the University of Southern California (USC) and a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from California State University, Long Beach. He also completed the Executive Program at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Anderson School, and other continuing education at USC and UCLA.

About Space Vector Corporation

Space Vector Corporation is privately owned and recognizes its' 50th year in the Space Products business in 2019. Space Vector provides mission-critical hardware for Range Safty FLight Terminiation Systems, GPS Tracking, Payload Sequencing, Fuel Sensing, and Vehicle Power. As a rocket system prime contractor, SVC has successfully launch 35 suborbital guided rockets for important US Government customers. SVC has also provided flight subsystems such as batteries, cold gas attitude control systems, guidance and control platforms, separation system and vehicle structures on over 250 space flights for domestic and international partners. Space Vector is based in Chatsworth, CA ad is privately held and growing.

 

Space Vector awarded US Air Force’s Sounding Rocket Program-4 (SRP-4)

(Chatsworth, CA  December 12, 2018) Space Vector Corporation (SVC) announces that it has won an award for the U.S. Air Force’s Sounding Rocket Program-4 (SRP-4). Space Vector will be a prime system integrator for this critical program, with overall system responsibility providing system engineering, vehicle design, manufacturing, integration and launch support services. This indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract with a total potential value of up to $424 million will be used to meet Department of Defense and other government agency requirements for suborbital research, development, and test launch services, including prototype demonstrations and missile defense targets. This award is the result of a competitive acquisition with a seven-year ordering period. Space and Missile Systems Center, Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico, is the contracting activity.

About Space Vector Corporation

Space Vector has 50 years of heritage in space providing mission-critical hardware for Range Safety Flight Termination Systems, GPS Tracking, Payload Sequencing, Fuel Sensing, and Vehicle Power. As a rocket system prime contractor, SVC has successfully launched 35 suborbital guided rockets for important US Government customers. SVC has also provided flight subsystems such as cold gas attitude control systems, guidance and control platforms, separation systems and vehicle structures on over 250 space flights for domestic and international partners. Space Vector is based in Chatsworth, CA and is privately held and growing.

 

Space Vector Completes Delivery of Range Qualified Li-Ion Batteries for Flight Termination

(Chatsworth, CA August 8, 2018) Space Vector Corporation (SVC) announces that our 2.5 Amp-Hour Lithium Ion Flight Termination System (FTS) battery P/N 39401 has successfully completed all its qualification testing to Range Commanders Council (RCC) 319-14 requirements. Space Vector recently completed the first production run of batteries to the US Army Redstone Test Center and the batteries are already being flown on several missile systems undergoing testing at the White Sands Missile Range (WSMR) along with our rack mounted charger/analyzers P/N 500451. SVC designed, qualified and delivered this new generation of rechargeable, lightweight FTS batteries and chargers/analyzers and is now in recurring production. 80 batteries and 25 chargers have already been delivered to a variety of customers for use at different launch ranges across the country.

Space  Vector has a comprehensive product line of advanced, lightweight batteries selected by demanding customers whose missions operate in severe environmental conditions, especially high dynamic environments.  They are available with integrated or discrete charge control functions including our advanced SVChargeTM technology, which provides monitoring and control of programmable charging, cell protection and cell balancing, plus other important features.