Small Launch Vehicles Workshop
September 24

in partnership with NASA
hosted by the Aerospace Corporation
El Segundo, CA

The Technology Collaboration Center held a workshop on Small Launch Vehicles (SLV) on September 24, 2018, hosted by The Aerospace Corporation in El Segundo, CA, in partnership with NASA.

This workshop covered:

  • NASA technology development initiatives aimed at helping industry achieve potential for small-launch technology maturity and orbital capability
  • Complementary DOD/USAF initiatives
  • NASA’s Launch Services Program (LSP) Venture Class Launch Services (VCLS) acquisition plans
  • Existing FAA/AST launch license application process and new performance-based licensing process under development
  • Aerospace Corporation’s technologies of interest to the small launch community

There were opportunities for attendees to provide feedback on NASA’s current investment focus and potential additional NASA initiatives to help achieve orbital small-launch capability, through a group discussion session or one-on-one meetings.


07:00  Networking Breakfast & Registration
08:00  Welcome & Introduction
08:30  NASA Small Launcher Capability Efforts
­10:00  Networking Break
10:15  Air Force Small Launch Vehicle Systems
11:15  Technologies of Potential Interest to Small Launch Community
12:00  Lunch
12:30  FAA/AST Launch License Overview & Technology
01:30  Review of Attendee Responses to Workshop Survey
02:30  Networking Break
02:45  One-on-One Meetings & Tour of Aerospace Facilities


Workshop Program Committee (*=TCC member):

  • Lk Kubendran, NASA*
  • Ronald Litchford, NASA*
  • Robert Seibold, Aerospace Corporation*
  • Ronald Young, NASA*
  • Robert Unverzagt, Aerospace Corporation*