Our Prototyping and Model Making Technicians have a keen eye for design. Recently they created models of three rockets that have launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California: the Falcon 9, Delta IV Heavy, and Atlas V. Vandeberg AFB’s vision is “The World’s Most Innovative Space Launch and Landing Team.” From the design process using CAD, to fabrication and assembly, the Newton team has ensured a smooth process to meet customer’s precise requests and timeline.
One of the models, Falcon 9, a SpaceX creation, has been in the news recently. The Falcon 9 is the first orbital class rocket capable of reflight. As of September 28th it boasts 16 successful landings. Yesterday, the static fire of the Falcon 9 was completed and SpaceX is targeting Monday, October 9th as the launch date of Iridium-3 from Vandenberg AFB.
Here are some images of the Newton technicians at work in the fabrication and assembly stages.