UP Aerospace to Support Lockheed Martin in Air Force Reusable Booster System Program

UP AEROSPACE PR — (Denver Colorado) —
Lockheed Martin has been awarded a contract from the U.S. Air Force worth up to $250M to develop and demonstrate a sub-scale Pathfinder vehicle of the Reusable Booster System (RBS). Lockheed Martin awarded UP Aerospace a subcontract to support the RBS Pathfinder program in the areas of ground operations, and flight testing at Spaceport America in New Mexico.

The first phase award is a 9 month requirements development contract with a follow on phase that is expected to span 4 years with multiple flight demonstrations beginning in 2015. The RBS Pathfinder is a reusable, winged, rocket powered, autonomous flight test vehicle that will be used to validate key technologies of the future full scale RBS.