Kratos Defense & Rocket Support Services Supports Successful Sounding Rocket Launch of AFRL Science Payload for United States Space Force
SAN DIEGO, March 12, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ: KTOS), a leading National Security Solutions provider, announced today that its Sounding Rocket
Program (SRP)-4 launch vehicle team under subcontract to Space Vector Corporation, successfully launched a scientific experiment for the U.S. Space Force Space and Missile Systems Center’s Launch
Enterprise from the Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. It was the first launch of a sounding rocket vehicle under SRP-4, an indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract that was awarded to
the Space Vector Corporation in partnership with Kratos in December of 2018.
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The three-stage Terrier-Terrier-Oriole sounding rocket carrying the Air Force Research Laboratory experiment, lifted off March 3 and flew a nominal flight profile, successfully executing all experiment events, on its way to a planned splashdown in the Atlantic Ocean. Kratos, through its Defense & Rocket Support Services (KDRSS) Division, and in partnership with New Mexico State University’s Physical Science Laboratory, played a key role in providing vehicle systems and avionics for the mission. Kratos was responsible for system integration, interface management and mission planning.
Kratos is a leading provider of products, solutions, and services supporting atmospheric science research and hypersonic testing, technology maturation, ballistic missile defense for Aegis, AMDR, directed energy and other national security, scientific and experimental programs.
“The Kratos team is focused on providing reliable, affordable sounding rocket and suborbital launch solutions to support the DoD’s emerging experimental and national security requirements,” said Dave Carter, President for KDRSS. “Kratos is extremely grateful for the opportunity to support this important scientific endeavor.”
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Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:KTOS) develops and fields transformative, affordable technology, platforms and systems for United States National Security related customers, allies and commercial enterprises. Kratos is changing the way breakthrough technology for these industries are rapidly brought to market through proven commercial and venture capital backed approaches, including proactive research and streamlined development processes. At Kratos, affordability is a technology, and we specialize in unmanned systems, satellite communications, cyber security/warfare, microwave electronics, missile defense, hypersonic systems, training, combat systems and next generation turbo jet and turbo fan engine development. For more information go to www.KratosDefense.com.
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