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An Exquadrum Record, Four Contract Awards in Four Days: Exquadrum serves customers by developing and testing advanced technology
VICTORVILLE, CA, 26 August 2022 – Exquadrum has achieved a new record for the company, having been awarded four advanced technology development programs in just four days! NASA has given the company the exciting opportunity to develop the Small Spacecraft Transfer-Stage Aluminized Rocket (Small STAR). Small STAR is a high performance, storable, and non-toxic upper stage for commercial small launch vehicles to expand small spacecraft missions to the moon and the planets. The Insensitive Oxidizer for Tactical Applications (IOTA) program for the Missile Defense Agency will develop technology for solid rocket motors to meet technically challenging Insensitive Munitions requirements. Exquadrum will have its first opportunity to work with NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) on the Extraterrestrial Sample-return Chemistry for Advanced Propulsion Experiment (ESCAPE) program, which will develop very high-performance storable propulsion for use throughout the solar system. Finally, Exquadrum will be pioneering a new approach to Divert and Attitude Control System (DACS) propulsion with green, non-toxic propellants for the Missile Defense Agency on the DACS Verde program.
“In Exquadrum’s trademark fashion, all of these programs will result in hot-fire rocket tests at the company’s FORGE test site located at the Southern California Logistics Airport in Victorville, CA. The company has been developing and expanding its FORGE test site for five years through strategic internal investment and customer funded requirements.” said Exquadrum’s Chief Executive Officer, Kevin Mahaffy. He further stated that “Exquadrum is rapidly expanding its staff, capabilities, and facilities, in order to serve a growing list of customers for tactical, space, and missile defense applications.”