Vanguard Space Technologies Inc.

A leading supplier of engineered structures for aerospace and missile defense. Core products include antenna reflectors, spacecraft structures, dimensionally stable optical benches and telescopes. Capabilities include design, analysis, product development, series production and end-item testing. ISO- and AS9100-certified.

9431 Dowdy Dr.
San Diego, CA 92126 US


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SolAero Technologies acquires Vanguard Space
No near-term changes to any of the companies’ operations are planned as a result of the transaction.

Vanguard achieves Nadcap accreditation
In addition to recent delivery of critical structures for Lockheed Martin's AEHF space program, the company also received the quality certificate.

Vanguard Space Technologies delivers satellite bus assemblies
The composite elements will be part of the AEHF program for Lockheed Martin.

Vanguard nets spacecraft contracts
California-based Vanguard Space Technologies has been awarded two contracts to provide hardware for NASA's James Webb Space Telescope.

Vanguard wins contracts for composites work on two spacecraft
U.S.-based Vanguard Space Technologies will provide composite hardware for NASA's James Webb Space Telescope, as well as major components for the OSIRIS-REx asteroid intercept mission.


Vanguard reflectors launched aboard the THAICOM 6 satellite
Orbital Sciences Corp.'s communications satellite launched January 7 carried three composite reflectors designed and fabricated by Vanguard Space Technologies.

Vanguard Space Technologies supplies composite structures for OSC satellite
California-based Vanguard supplied all of the composite reflector components for Orbital Sciences Corp.'s SES-8 telecommunications satellite recently launched by SpaceX.

Vanguard expands facilities
The company adds 24,000 square ft. to expand its capabilities to support current and future programs.

Paul Oppenheim joins Vanguard
The composites veteran rejoins Vanguard Space Technologies to help expand the business into key areas.

DR Technologies acquired by private equity firm
Nogales Investors acquires DR Technologies, which owns Vanguard Composites Group, V System Composites and Vector Composites.

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SAMPE 2005 Product Showcase
SAMPE's U.S. Symposium and Exhibition highlights technological innovation and market expansion.

WFC3 Optical Bench

Designing for dimensional stability in space
The accuracy of orbiting instruments depends on skillfully designed and manufactured composite components.

SAMPE Keynote

Post-show review of the 2004 U.S. SAMPE Symposium
Largest-ever Symposium serves up a large helping of news and new technologies from advanced composites suppliers.

Product Categories of Vanguard Space Technologies Inc.

Fabricating services
  • Other fabricating services
  • Thermoplastic materials
    • Adhesive bonding
  • Thermoset materials
    • Adhesive bonding
    • Autoclave cure
    • Coating and painting
    • Cutting, finishing, and machining
    • Diaphragm forming
    • Hand layup
    • Honeycomb structures
    • Metal bonding
    • Moldmaking and patternmaking
    • Prototyping
    • Roll wrapping
    • Surface treatment
    • Other thermoset fabricating services
Composite Structures & Components
  • Aerospace, radomes
  • Armor, ceramic
  • Armor, composite
  • Laminate panels, with core
  • Laminate sheets, solid
  • Tubes
  • Other composite structures
Design, testing, consulting, other services
  • CAD/CAM/CAE design
  • Finite element modeling/analysis (FEM/FEA)
  • Materials analysis
  • Product design
  • Consulting
    • Consulting, process development
    • Consulting, structual design
  • Testing
    • Testing, product
    • Testing, structural