When Accuracy is Mission Critical

Illustration of the DART spacecraft flying towards the asteroids Dimorphos and Didymos. Image credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins/APL

If you ask people which industry sector saves the most lives they’ll probably say, “the medical industry” without thinking much about it. But is that really the only correct answer?

While it’s true that doctors around the world administer lifesaving care every day, they typically care for just one patient at a time. One event in the
aerospace industry, however, can save the lives of everyone on the planet, all at once.

On September 26, NASA’s Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) spacecraft crashed into a 500-foot-wide asteroid millions of miles away. NASA deliberately did this to determine whether such an impact could alter an asteroid’s orbit in space. On October 11, NASA confirmed that the collision had changed the asteroid’s trajectory as intended, and declared the test a success.

Elon Musk’s SpaceX company is also working on a project designed to help ensure our survival. The company’s goal is to colonize Mars, providing us all with somewhere else to live if our planet becomes inhabitable. The tentative date for the first human landing there is 2029.

From nuclear submarines to military jet fighters, rockets, and satellites, the aerospace industry has countless other programs designed to protect and preserve human lives.

These critical programs rely on a vast, multi-tiered network of suppliers who can provide products and services that meet the industry’s strict quality requirements as defined by document AS9100D, published by the Society of Automotive Engineers and the European Association of Aerospace Industries.

In May, we earned our AS9100D certification. And although we have served the aerospace industry for many years, this recent certification allows us to provide products and services to those companies who will only purchase from AS9100D certified suppliers.

Our contributions in the space sector and our new certification, means we are equipped to meet your needs. Contact us for more information.