Wyle Test Laboratory and Staff Help Get Rocket Launches Back on Track
Launches were delayed because of an industry-wide alert that numerous components on the Atlas and Delta rockets were not sufficiently tested for their ability to withstand the rigors of launch.
“Prime contractors were alerted last year and screened all of their suppliers to make sure their shock measurement systems were suitable,” said
Wyle, which is one of the oldest qualification test laboratories in
United Launch Alliance’s Delta IV Heavy rocket, carrying a payload for the National Reconnaissance Office, successfully lifted off on
Wyle, a privately held company, is a leading provider of high tech aerospace engineering and information technology services to the federal government on long-term outsourcing contracts. The company has routinely tested items for space launch for several decades and has been involved in nearly every U.S. space program since the 1950s. The company also provides life sciences services for NASA’s astronaut corps as well as mission critical support services and space simulation; test and evaluation of aircraft, weapon systems, networks, and other government assets; and other engineering services to the aerospace, defense, nuclear power, communications and transportation industries.
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