What’s so great about single controlled baseline lots?

In commercial integrated-circuit production flows, to achieve the lowest possible cost for a particular product, the yield is maximized and fab loading optimized to ensure a reliable and economical product supply chain. Planners typically distribute the fabrication of...

Making the grade: From COTS to full space-grade

“Traditional space” programs are typified by larger spacecraft using a preponderance of high-quality, space-qualified components with expensive/irreplaceable mission payloads and the “failure is not an option” design mantra. In contrast small-satellite missions...