Engineering

Microcosm developed the designs for the Scorpius launch vehicles and the component technologies through extensive R&D contracts from the U.S. government—from multiple agencies—along with internal funds, over a period of 21 years. This system engineering, hardware design and development, and software development activity is a core competency area for Microcosm and continues to provide innovative, responsive, low-cost launch technology that will eventually be transferred to Scorpius Space Launch Company (SSLC) for productization and commercialization. Our applicable launch system development technical skills include overall launch system architecture development, launch vehicle systems engineering, structural design and analysis, propulsion system design and analysis, aerodynamic and thermodynamic analysis and simulation, as well as flight and ground test equipment and supporting software, vehicle avionics hardware and software development, and defining a responsive launch system concept of operations.