EMCORE Corporation has confirmed that it has been awarded new contracts for two programs for space launch vehicles known as the Booster Rate Gyro (BoRG) and Tri-Axial Inertial Measurement Unit (TAIMU) programs. The agreements have resulted from EMCORE’s acquisition of the L3Harris Space and Navigation business.
The BoRG program award is a contract valued at over $12 million for the production of IMUs used for flight stabilization of the booster stage of a multistage launch system. The TAIMU program award is a development contract for the design and qualification of IMUs deployed for navigation and flight control of the upper stage of a multistage launch system. Pending successful demonstration of required capability and quality, EMCORE expects to be awarded follow-on production contracts for TAIMU within the next 12 months.
Albert Lu, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Aerospace and Defense at EMCORE, commented: “We are honored to supply our highest-grade inertial navigation equipment for these critical space launch vehicle programs. We look to further our close partnership with L3Harris through successful on-time deliveries for both the BoRG and TAIMU programs.”