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October 10th, 2018

In Support of Deep Space and Lunar Missions, SAS Expands Their Human Spaceflight Safety™ Services

Special Aerospace Services (SAS) has expanded their Spaceflight Safety™ products and pervices to now include support for deep space and lunar missions — SAS developed the expanded line of engineering services to cover the next phase of human spaceflight that will be initiated by inaugural test launches and first human launches in the coming year.
Over the last 12 years, SAS has been amassing a database of system safety analysis and lessons learned from historical NASA human-certified spacecraft.  Through the SAS suite of tools and team of experienced system safety and human spaceflight system engineers, the Boulder firm is now offering the following human spaceflight services customized for deep space and lunar missions:

  • Certification of Flight Readiness (CoFR)
  • Informed Consent Services
  • Independent Launch Readiness Review
  • Expanded Systems Safety Review Services.

Spaceflight Safety is an SAS proprietary and comprehensive approach using programmatic, engineering, and mission assurance methodologies and expertise for achieving success in commercial, deep space and suborbital space launch operations.

Founded in 2006, SAS is an 8(a) certified, woman owned small business with its headquarters in Boulder, Colorado.  SAS provides strategic support to further the capabilities of our clients’ endeavors in air and space.  We leverage our experienced team’s unique capabilities, both from industry and government, to ensure strategic superiority, program execution and tactical success.
SAS has supported the successful development of many current launch vehicles, and spacecraft systems both manned and unmanned for NASA. SAS and SAS Manufacturing have received the 8(a) Certification through the Small Business Administration. SAS has had tremendous success working as an agile, creative and technically rich team member with other organizations.

Tim Bulk, SAS Co-Founder and Chief Technical Officer, and Wayne Hale, SAS Executive Director for Strategic Services and Human Spaceflight, will be available to discuss this announcement at the International Symposium for Personal and Commercial Spaceflight (ISPCS) being held October 11 and 12, 2018, in Las Cruces, New Mexico.

Executive Comments

Tim Bulk said that human spaceflight is on the verge of experiencing a renaissance, thanks to the recent entry into the industry by multiple commercial organizations. The company believes these new tools and services can offer a cost-effective and improved safety solution to these new systems. The company has been supporting the firm's clients actively in pursuit of human spaceflight and expanded services to NASA and the emerging market, as these historic launches in 2019 come to reality. As new missions are being discussed and developed, the SAS Team has been quietly working on improved safety approaches for the Lunar Gateway and future lunar landers.

Wayne Hale added that the SAS Team is pleased to offer these expanded services and capabilities that will reduce the risk and development time of human spaceflight and significantly improve the probability of mission success,