NASA Selects Orbital Reef to Develop Space Station Replacement

December 2, 2021 – Orbital Reef, led by partners Blue Origin and Sierra Space, was selected today by NASA for a funded Space Act Agreement for collaboration to design a commercially owned and operated space station in low Earth orbit (LEO). NASA’s Commercial LEO Development program aims to shift NASA’s research and exploration activities in LEO to commercial space stations, helping stimulate a growing space economy before the International Space Station is retired. The Orbital Reef team includes Boeing, Redwire Space, Genesis Engineering Solutions, and Arizona State University.

Genesis provides the Single-Person Spacecraft for Blue Origin Winning Commercial Space Station Team.

December 2, 2021 – Orbital Reef, led by partners Blue Origin and Sierra Space, was selected today by NASA for a funded Space Act Agreement for collaboration to design a commercially owned and operated space station in low Earth orbit (LEO). NASA’s Commercial LEO Development program aims to shift NASA’s research and exploration activities in LEO to commercial space stations, helping stimulate a growing space economy before the International Space Station is retired. The Orbital Reef team includes Boeing, Redwire Space, Genesis Engineering Solutions, and Arizona State University.

Certifications

Certifications

ISO 9001:2015 certification
GIDEP certification

We comply with and are certified to a wide variety of industry specifications, including the NASA and GSFC standards. We can manufacture to most any customer-specific requirement and commonly produce to the standards in the following lists.

Highest Industry Standards

— ISO 9001:2015 Registered

— AS9100 third party CoC Compliant

— GIDEP (Government-Industry Data Exchange Program)

Primary Avionic and Electrical Certifications:

— IPC J-STD-001 Space Addendum to IPC J-STD-001 Requirements for Soldered Electrical and Electronic Connections

— ANSI/ESD S20.20-2014

— NASA-STD-8739.1 Polymeric Application and Inspection

— NASA-STD 8739.4 Mate/Demate connector training

— NASA-STD-8739.4 Crimping, Interconnecting Cables, Harnesses and Wiring

Personnel I&T Certifications: 

— Cleanroom

— FOD

— 300-PG-8730.6.1 ESD Control Plan

— Confined Space

— MAP

— Fall Protection

— Scaffolding inspection and construction