Atec at Space Tech Expo/Long Beach, May 19-21, 2015

Caroline Bennitt Atec in Space

The AFSPC-5 mission will mark the 109th successful launch of a US mission into orbit or deep space involving cryogenic fuel control valves manufactured and tested by Atec for the RL10 final stage rocket engine. Over the 18 years that Atec has produced the valves, thrust on the various versions of these Aerojet Rocketdyne engines has increased from 15,000 to …

Another Day at the Office: Atec Hosts Astronauts

Caroline Bennitt Atec in Space

Today, Atec hosted over a dozen representatives (including three astronauts!) from NASA – National Aeronautics and Space Administration ,ESA – European Space Agency, Boeing, and Jacobs who work to support the International Space Station. The team worked inside Atec’s Space Systems Clean Room to try-out the tooling and installation procedures of the Battery Adapter Plates that Atec manufactures for the …

Orion Launch: A Success

Caroline Bennitt Atec in Space

  Our team here at Atec were very proud this morning to be a part of the successful launch of the Orion Space Capsule on the Delta IV Heavy.  Our RL-10 Rocket Engine Cryogenic Liquid Hydrogen and Liquid Oxygen Fuel Control Valves (5 valves in all) are an integral part of the RL-10 Engine on the Centaur Upper Stage which …

2011 Rocket Launches

Caroline Bennitt Atec in Space

January 20, 2011 – Vandenberg Air Force Base – NROL 49 Atec’s 2011 launch schedule began with the maiden voyage of a Delta 4-Heavy rocket from California,  the largest booster ever flown from the West Coast. The RL-10 engine upper stage deployed a crucial and clandestine replacement satellite into a polar orbit for the National Reconnaissance Office’s sophisticated constellation. The …