When preparing equipment for commercial space launches, the focus is on quality. Millions of dollars are on the line for a critical hour or two during launch and then possibly for years during on-going operation depending on the system.
Lenape has been selected by internationally known aerospace companies and has supplied them with many key components for their space launch rockets and launch vehicles.
When critical components were required for the space link-up between U.S. NASA astronauts and their Russian counterparts, Lenape was there.
These components are usually one-of-a-kind or short-run specialized forgings. They all are components that must meet the most rigid quality standards.
Zero defects are a must particularly with manned missions. With every single launch, millions of dollars, and sometimes human lives, are on the line. Lenape forgings have been onboard in many of those launches and have come through every time without fail.