Press Releases

Astraius Announces Northrop Grumman and Exquadrum as Key Propulsion Suppliers

UNDER EMBARGO UNTIL 19 JULY 2022, 1200 (NOON) BST

ASTRAIUS ANNOUNCES KEY SUPPLIERS AT FARNBOROUGH INTERNATIONAL AIR SHOW
ASTRAIUS ON TRACK FOR FIRST SATELLITE LAUNCH FROM PRESTWICK SPACEPORT IN 2024

19 July 2022, Farnborough, UK:

Astraius, the UK-based, horizontal launch company, has today announced two key suppliers for its innovative launch solution. Northrop Grumman has been selected as the first and second stage motor supplier, and Exquadrum will provide the upper-stage motor. With these best-of-the-best industry leaders, Astraius is on-track for first launch in Spring 2024. The announcement received the support of the UK Space Agency at the Farnborough International Air Show. (more…)

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Press Releases

A New Corporate Headquarters and Facility Expansion – Highlight a Year of Building for Exquadrum

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

For more information, contact:
Eric Schmidt, President
760-530-7922
eric.schmidt@exquadrum.com

VICTORVILLE, CA, February 25, 2022 – Moving into a new corporate headquarters, successfully completing several critical R&D programs, expanding its FORGE test facility, working towards AS9100 certification, supporting higher education, growing its technical support services division, and making substantial progress on its new igniter product line were among the highlights for Exquadrum in 2021. (more…)

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Press Releases

Exquadrum, Inc. Achieves AS9100 Quality Management Certification from NSF International Strategic Registrations (NSF-ISR)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

For more information, contact:
Eric Schmidt, President
760-530-7922
Eric.Schmidt@exquadrum.com

AS9100 certification for aviation, space and defense organizations demonstrates Exquadrum, Inc.’s commitment to aerospace industry expectations

VICTORVILLE, CA February 15, 2022– Exquadrum, Inc. has achieved AS9100 aerospace management systems certification from NSF-ISR, an NSF International company. Certification to AS9100, a widely adopted quality management system for the aerospace industry, ensures a framework for continual improvement and access to best practices from across the aerospace industry, while serving as a precursor for Exquadrum to qualify as a supplier in the aviation, space, and defense supply chain. (more…)

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Community Support

Mountain Desert Career Pathways

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Mountain Desert Career Pathways

Mountain Desert Career Pathways

The Mountain Desert Career Pathways program is a collaboration between the nine school districts which serve the Mojave River Valley and the mountain region of San Bernardino County and the companies and organizations who employ graduates from those districts.

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Community Support

Local High School Support

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Local High School Support

Local High School Support

Many of Exquadrum’s team members volunteer their time at local high schools in the Mojave River Valley.

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Community Support

College Support

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College Support

College Support

Toady’s workforce is more educated and capable than ever before. Through supporting our employees with tuition reimbursement, hiring high school and college interns to help them on their educational journeys, or in volunteering in community college vocational programs, Exquadrum provides support to many local community colleges and universities.

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Community Support

Made in the High Desert

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Made in the High Desert

Made in the High Desert

The San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors and the County Superintendent of Schools have made education a top priority in the county. One example of this is the Made in the High Desert event which introduces high school students to a full spectrum of career opportunities, from vocational to collegiate. Exquadrum supports the efforts of former County Supervisor Robert Lovingood and his Made in the High Desert event and are eager to talk about our passion for engineering and science with these young minds.

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Community Support

Curiosity Quest

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Curiosity Quest

Curiosity Quest

The Curiosity Quest Problem Solver program challenges students with real world problems.

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Projects, Research & Development

Solid/Liquid Integrated Cycle Engine (SLICE)

The Solid Liquid Integrated Cycle (SLICE) rocket engine uses a solid propellant gas generator for the fuel and a liquid oxidizer. The propellants are combusted in an array of small thrusters with the exhaust expanded on an aerospike nozzle. SLICE reduces cost by using safe, easy to handle propellants and by taking advantage of economy of scale in the manufacturing of the thrusters. The objective of this effort was to mature SLICE propulsion technology in order to prepare it for use on NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center’s Towed Glider Air Launched System (TGALS).

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Projects, Technical Services

Rocket and Propulsion Technology Research (RAPTR)

Rocket and Propulsion Technology Research (RAPTR) at Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) RQ-West detachment at Edwards Air Force Base, CA, under subcontract to Jacobs.


Under the Rocket and Propulsion Technology Research (RAPTR) contract, Exquadrum provides on-site basic, exploratory and experimental research and development (R&D) support to the AFRL/RQ-West under subcontract to Jacobs for development and transitioning of a wide spectrum of rocket and space propulsion-related technologies to the warfighter. Specific scientific and technical R&D areas include combustion processes, fluid dynamics and materials sciences; chemical/material sciences; aerophysics and plasma physics; analytical chemistry; in-space propulsion; high-payoff propulsion technologies; and high energy density matter.

Jacobs was selected by U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory, Aerospace Systems Directorate West (AFRL/RQ-West), for the RATPR contract at Edwards Air Force Base in California. AFRL/RQ-West is part of the Air Force Materiel Command (AFMC). RAPTR provides on-site research and development to the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL/RQ-West) across a wide spectrum of propulsion-related areas. As a subcontractor to Jacobs, Exquadrum conducts scientific and engineering research, development, and testing in propulsion sciences (thermodynamics, structures, combustion, fluid flows, chemistry, propellants, materials, plasma devices, missile components/systems, etc.) for the AFRL Propulsion Directorate. Exquadrum has been directly supporting the Propulsion Directorate for over 15 years in technical areas which are highly complementary to its support under the RAPTR contract.

The $225 million, cost-plus-fixed-fee award has an eight-year, 10-month period of performance that commences April 1, 2020, with a 24-month base period, and includes two 41-month option periods.

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