Crew-1 Mission SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and Crew Dragon Spacecraft successfully launched with MachineTek structural honeycomb components

CARLSBAD, CALIFORNIA – November 16, 2020

MachineTek LLC (Carlsbad, Ca. USA) MachineTek is a proud supplier to the Crew-1 mission successful launch to the International Space Station on November 16, 2020, with NASA astronauts Michael Hopkins, Victor Glover and Shannon Walker along with JAXA astronaut Soichi Noguchi, all members of the Expedition 64 crew.

Crew-1 is the first crew rotation flight of a U.S. commercial spacecraft lifted off November 15, 2020, on the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and Crew Dragon spacecraft from Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. NASA’s SpaceX Crew-1 Mission | NASA Fabricated structural honeycomb components are incorporated in commercial and military aircraft panels, flight control surfaces, radomes, helicopter blades, and other products where honeycomb forms the core components of composite structures.

MachineTek’s honeycomb fabrications services include precision profiling, heat forming, bonding and potting. Engineering services assist customers to transform composite designs to finished honeycomb components. 5-axis CNC capabilities as well as traditional techniques facilitate prototype as well as volume production. The company specializes in aluminum and aramid fiber honeycomb with foam core and composite panel machining capabilities and is known for responsive customer service. MachineTek’s is NADCAP certified and is also certified to ISO 9001:2015 AS9100:2016 (REV D).