Rayotek Scientific, Inc. awarded exclusive contract to engineer and fabricate windows for Boeing Commercial Crew Capsule. Spacecraft is envisioned to be transporting manned visits as early as 2017.
San Diego, CA - Rayotek Scientific, Inc. is proud to announce it has been awarded an exciting new contract from Boeing for the Commercial Crew Transportation Capability Program (CCtCap). Rayotek will work in conjunction with Boeing and NASA to provide custom windows and engineering services that safely enable astronaut transportation to and from the International Space Station.
With the successful fabrication and testing of all windows for the NASA/Lockheed Orion Spacecraft under its belt and counting down the hours to launch, Rayotek will now turn its attention to this new contract. The CCtCaP contract will enable Rayotek Scientific to continue honing its space expertise: consulting, engineering and manufacturing fused silica windows, rocket engine sight windows, laser defect scanning systems and the proof pressure test systems; all necessary aspect for the fabrication of spacecraft windows.
"Rayotek Scientific is extremely honored and privileged to have been awarded this contract," says Bill Raggio, President and Chief Technology Officer. "The confidence Boeing and NASA have placed upon Rayotek’s capabilities to insure window integrity and human safety is a testament to the trust they put in our window engineering and fabrication capabilities."
As with the NASA Orion Window Contract, Rayotek is the sole supplier of engineering, windowpane fabrication and window testing for the Boeing CCtCAP spacecraft. In the aerospace community, Rayotek is the top US company specializing in window and sight window engineering and manufacturing. In addition to the windows astronauts will be looking through, Rayotek makes the sapphire sight windows used by United Launch Alliance (ULA) for their rocket engines. These sight windows will be used to launch both Orion and the CCtCAP craft.
About Rayotek Scientific, Inc.
Since 1992 Rayotek has engineered and manufactured sapphire, glass, fused quartz and fused silica products, enabling world class companies to bring cutting-edge products to market. Rayotek’s expertise is creating solutions for complex customer needs and leading projects from the conceptual stage, through engineering and design, to final manufacture.
Rayotek specializes in sight windows, optical materials, high pressure systems and methods of sealing optical materials to metals and ceramics for use in deep sea, aerospace, space and semiconductor applications. With a staff of engineers and scientists supported by an extensive array of research and manufacturing equipment, Rayotek creates solutions for the most complex and challenging applications.
Rayotek Scientific, Inc.
11499 Sorrento Valley Road
San Diego, CA 92121