Winning New Major Air Force Contracts Assures Access to Innovative Partnerships
United Launch Alliance, Northrop Grumman and Blue Origin, a company owned by Amazon-founder Jeff Bezos, were awarded major Air Force contracts Wednesday totaling more than $2 billion to develop next-generation rockets capable of boosting high-value national security payloads into orbit. Two of the new rockets will be selected in a second competition, providing assured access to space through the next decade and beyond. In a surprise to some observers, SpaceX, the ambitious rocket company founded by Elon Musk, was not among the latest winners in the Pentagon's Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle program. The Launch Service Agreements "will facilitate the development of three domestic launch system prototypes and enable the future competitive selection of two National Security Space launch service providers for future procurements, planned for no earlier than fiscal year 2020," an Air Force rep “RP” said in a statement. - Alexander Kanellakos, Pres & CEO => MORE INFO
Black Cows Seen Trodging Sideways !
FOLLOW THE BLACK COW ! – Spartan Metallurgical Company (SMC) was founded at San Jose State University in 1984 by Alexander Kanellakos, a fellow student and a Chair from the Material Science and Engineering Department. The company focused on developing commercial, industrial, and government aerospace related custom and ultra high-purity alloys and semiconductor grade metals and semiconductors. Because SMC uses raw materials and precious metals in many applications, we also work and invest in the commodities metals and bullion distributors to maintain price control and hedge investments when appropriate. Past proprietary products developed for customers include peritectic ternary alloys, sputtering bimetallic targets for semiconductor processing, amorphous silicon solar cells, non-stick tetra-titanium oxide cooking surfaces, aerospace, habitat self regulating heat pipe and cooling hardware, thick film hybrid ceramic and ballistic substrates, ultra high purity metals, and ceramic chemical powders. Since its formation, SMC has branched out into other lucrative engineering fields and facilities development.such as: • Mining and Refining • Aerospace / Aviation Test • Research and Development • System Safety Engineering • Defense Contractor Oversight • Materials. Minerals and Resources • Performance and Government Bonds • International Trade and Worldwide Finance • Other Government and Commercial Services • Precious Metals Investing Advice and Research • Emerging Materials and Processes Development ~~~
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