The sunsetting of NASA’s space shuttle program opened the door for private space transportation companies to compete for contracts with the US Government. The problem for private companies is that there just aren’t that many sellers for building space rockets. Generally that’s meant sky high prices for components. NASA’s now retired space shuttle consisted of over 2.5 million moving parts weighing nearly 4.5 million pounds, and costing around 1.7 billion dollars. NASA and its partners used over 3,800 suppliers to help build their rockets, and it typically cost them $10,000 to put just one pound of payload into Earth’s orbit. When it comes to spacecraft supply chains, we’re dealing with a whole new level of complexity.
This is where SyncFab provides tremendous value for procurement in addition to providing cutting-edge ended-to-end supply chain cybersecurity, compliance, traceability, mission assurance and fixed asset maintenance records.
Integrate asset data from across the asset lifecycle: acquisition, operations, maintenance, depreciation and renewal or replacement for a reliable way to oversee fixed assets.
Use these records to analyze performance, risks and to make strategic decisions about equipment as part of their planning cycles.