New licensing agreement will enable vertically integrated spacecraft manufacturer to streamline and expand production
BOULDER, Colo.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Today, Pride Automation, Inc. (PAI) has announced that it will deliver its proprietary PRocedure Integrated Development Environment (PRIDE) software to Blue Canyon Technologies (BCT) for use throughout their production process. The partnership will enable the vertically integrated spacecraft manufacturer to streamline their assembly and test phases, allowing for greatly expanded production.
“The PRIDE software is more than just a natural fit for Blue Canyon Technologies. It serves as a logical evolution for our company with regard to production,” said May Rosekrans, Microsat Test Lead Engineer at Blue Canyon Technologies. “By utilizing their proprietary automation system, we’re able to streamline our assembly and test phases, allowing for expedited and expanded production. Pride Automation, Inc. has been an incredible partner stemming back to the platform’s initial trial period, and we look forward to their superior customer support continuing under this new licensing agreement.”
The PRIDE software is an integrated suite of tools for the development, deployment, and execution of standard operating checklist procedures. PRIDE is installed on-premise or in cloud infrastructure and is used by Fortune 500 companies with asset-rich, complex, and dangerous operations – all with a user-friendly interface complete with simplified single-click execution.
“We are thrilled that Blue Canyon Technologies has chosen PRIDE to assist in their satellite assembly, test, and operations activities,” said Dr. David Kortenkamp, Chief Technology Officer at PAI. “Blue Canyon adds to a growing number of PRIDE users in the expanding commercial space marketplace. We look forward to growing side-by-side in this new and exciting era for space missions.”
Pride Automation has delivered licenses to Blue Canyon Technologies which will be incorporated into the production process for all Blue Canyon products, to include components, sub-assemblies, and spacecraft assembly.
About Blue Canyon Technologies
Blue Canyon Technologies, Inc. (BCT), a Colorado-based private company founded in 2008 to bring innovative, reliable, and affordable solutions to space missions, is an experienced integrator of aerospace systems and developer of advanced aerospace products and technologies. BCT is a vertically integrated spacecraft manufacturer supporting nearly 40 unique missions with over 70 spacecraft. The company currently has more than 60 satellites in production and recently developed a new 80,000-square-foot facility for high-rate production. BCT has supported missions for the U.S. Air Force, NASA, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), and many others and provided the Attitude Control Systems for the first interplanetary CubeSats, which successfully traveled to Mars. The company has been recognized with awards including Inc. Magazine’s 5000 Fastest Growing Private Companies, 2017 Colorado Companies to Watch, and the 2019 Colorado Biz Made in Colorado Emerging Manufacturer Winner.
About Pride Automation
Pride Automation, Inc., (PAI), a wholly owned subsidiary of TRACLabs, Inc., was incorporated in 2013 to develop, sell, and support the PRIDE software, which simplifies procedure authoring, allows operators to execute procedures concurrently, and records results for analysis. PRIDE is used in applications where procedures are critical to the assembly, maintenance, and operation of complex, high-risk systems, e.g., spaceflight operations and aerospace manufacturing.
For the latest news on Pride Automation, Inc. and for other company information, please visit www.prideautomation.com.
Hayle Bell, 720-458-0703
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