VACCO COTS Propulsion Systems Complete Classified Missions

Production of high performance green propulsion offers high thrust for challenging SmallSat programs

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 7, 2022 (VACCO PR) — VACCO® Industries has initiated production of Commercial Off the Shelf (COTS) Integrated Propulsion Systems (IPS) in their Advanced Products manufacturing facility near Los Angeles.

“These systems are unique in that they are specifically designed to meet DoD and NASA requirements” stated Joe Cardin, VACCO’s Chief Technology Officer.

IPS systems from VACCO’s pilot production program recently completed missions on three classified SmallSats. VACCO is now incorporating lessons-learned and moving their flight-proven IPS design into continuous production using a Flow Cell manufacturing model to supplement their traditional Job Shop model.

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