Parsons and ALS Create Strategic Space Partnership
Team eyes opportunities in the expanding space market
CENTREVILLE, VA (March 4, 2020) – Parsons Corporation (NYSE: PSN) and Adaptive Launch Solutions (ALS) have established a strategic partnership for launch and space system engineering, operations, and integration opportunities with the U.S. government and commercial customers.
Parsons and ALS are both on the U.S. Space Force Launch Manifest Systems Integrator (LMSI) program, with Parsons serving as the prime contractor. The Parsons and ALS team successfully completed the first launch as part of the LMSI program in August 2019. The second launch is scheduled for March 2020.
“The combination of Parsons and ALS will continue unlocking the potential of the space domain for our customers,” said Aarish Gokaldas, executive vice president of the Parsons Space and Geospatial Solutions market. “The team’s scalable, end-to-end launch operations will optimize the space mission, from planning to hardware solutions and payload integration, and finally to separation in orbit, resulting in more options and simpler launch vehicle systems interfaces.”
Parsons has more than 60 years of experience supporting U.S. Air Force and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) launch operations, space domain awareness, data analytics, and payload development and integration.
“United States government organizations and commercial companies are realizing the benefits from advancements made in small and mid- size satellite capabilities,” stated Phil Smith, chief executive officer of ALS. “Together ALS and Parsons will help our customers meet their program objectives and achieve their business plans by providing reliable, responsive launch integration.”
ALS provides the full spectrum of small satellite multi-manifest launch services including marketing, contracts, program management, mission integration, engineering, manufacturing design, integration, assembly, test management and launch campaign support.
Adaptive Launch Solutions (ALS), is a Small Disadvantaged Business with offices in San Diego, California, whose staff has deep experience in all facets of satellite integration and launch services for small and large satellites and launch vehicles.
Parsons (NYSE: PSN) is a leading disruptive technology provider in the global defense, intelligence, and critical infrastructure markets, with capabilities across cybersecurity, missile defense, space, connected infrastructure, and smart cities. Please visit parsons.com, and follow us on LinkedIn and Facebook to learn how we’re making an impact.
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