Space Vector Corp.
When it’s T minus 15 minutes and counting until liftoff of a rocket from its launch pad, it isn’t easy to get to a malfunctioning piece of equipment to fix or replace it. “Getting a rocket ready to launch and then standing down for a week while you replace a box is unacceptable and costly for our customers,” CEO Eric Grabow emphasizes. “So we put out the extra effort to make these boxes withstand anything that they will encounter during ground operations and flight.”
This includes vibration, shock, temperature, humidity and even lightning strikes. Some space missions may have only a very short launch window and if it is missed, it can be one-and-a-half years or more before that planetary alignment occurs again.