UP Aerospace Corporation
is a space launch and flight test service provider founded in 1998 to offer world class access to space.
We specialize in advanced engineering, launch technology development, and state-of-the-art rapid and low cost
launch operations. UP Aerospace has successfully reduced the cost and scheduled time of launching experiments and
commercial payloads into space with our in-house developed SpaceLoft launch platform. Our headquarters are located
in Denver, Colorado, with launch facilities at Spaceport America in New Mexico.
About the Photo: The SpaceLoft-4 was launched into space
on May 4, 2010 from the UP Aerospace Launch Pad One. The vehicle achieved an altitude of 71.5
miles and experienced 4 minutes of microgravity time. (photo credit: Las Cruces Sun
April 5, 2012: UP Aerospace Launches Payloads Into Space
for the DoD and NASA Flight Opportunities Program
(Spaceport America, New Mexico) At 8:18 a.m.
SpaceLoft-6 lifted off from Spaceport America making this the 6th space launch and the 10th launch overall for UP
Aerospace. In an awesome display of space flight technology the vehicle reached an altitude of 385,640 feet, and
returned from space landing successfully on White Sands Missile Range. SpaceLoft-6 carried payloads for The
Department of Defense (ORS), as well as the first space flown payload for NASA’s Flight Opportunities Program. “The
vehicle performed perfectly from liftoff to touchdown”, said UP Aerospace President, Jerry Larson. He added, “This
is a proud day for us in being able to display the remarkable performance of the SpaceLoft vehicle with proven
performance, precision, safety, and mission success.”
March 16, 2012: Department of Defense Sets Launch Date for
(Albuquerque New Mexico) The Department of Defense’s
Operationally Responsive Space Office (ORS) located at Kirtland AFB has contracted a commercial sub-orbital launch
service with UPAerospace Corporation on their SpaceLoft™ XL rocket. The SpaceLoft™ XL launch vehicle is targeting
70 miles (112 km) in altitude and 33.7 miles downrange on a sub-orbital trajectory flight profile carrying multiple
ORS payloads. Launches of SpaceLoft™ XL are conducted from Spaceport America’s Launch Pad One in New Mexico and
recovered after landing from the White Sands Missile Range (WSMR). The sixth launch of the SpaceLoft vehicle will
be the first fully manifested DoD flight. The mission is currently proceeding on schedule for launch on 5 Apr 2012.
To learn more about Operationally Responsive Space visit: www.ors.csd.disa.mil