Safe, Inc. Presented with Supplier of the Year Award by Lockheed Martin Space
Safe, Inc. was honored when selected by Lockheed Martin Space as one of their Supplier of the Year recipients. Portion of press release is below:
SAFE, INC. RECOGNIZED AS SUPPLIER OF THE YEAR BY LOCKHEED MARTIN SPACE
Tempe, AZ – Safe, Inc., (Safe) was recently recognized by Lockheed Martin Space as a Supplier of the Year. The award follows on the heels of Safe receiving the Lockheed Martin Space Outstanding Small Business Award in 2021. Both awards reflect Safe’s exceptional design, manufacturing, and support of the Orion Program Crew Impact Attenuation System (CIAS).
Safe was specifically cited for its proactive management practices, superior quality of its operations, as well as its ability to effectively collaborate with its suppliers as well as Lockheed Martin and NASA. “Safe went above and beyond” in its preparation of engineering design support documentation, which enabled efficient review and ensured customer satisfaction.
The integration of Safe’s Selectable Profile Energy Attenuation (SPEA) technology is critical to the success of the Lockheed Martin-built Orion Spacecraft. The Orion Spacecraft is built to take humans further into space than ever before. Safe’s patented SPEA technology is designed to limit the force the astronauts are subjected to during an off-nominal landing of the Orion Spacecraft to a manageable level.
The Orion Spacecraft is part of the NASA Artemis Program which will soon transport humans back to the moon on the first crewed moon mission since Apollo 17 in 1972. Artemis I, with Safe-manufactured and tested CIAS units aboard, was successfully launched on November 16th, 2022 and splashed down on December 11th, 2022. The first crewed mission, Artemis II, is scheduled for 2024.
September 2021 — Safe, Inc. Presented with Outstanding Small Business Award by Lockheed Martin Space
Safe, Inc. was honored when selected in September 2021 by Lockheed Martin Space as one of their 2021 Outstanding Small Business award recipients. Portion of 2021 press release is below:
SAFE, INC. PRESENTED OUTSTANDING SMALL BUSINESS AWARD BY LOCKHEED MARTIN SPACE
Tempe, AZ – Safe, Inc., (Safe) was selected by Lockheed Martin Space as a 2021 Outstanding Small Business Awardee on September 16th, 2021, for providing exceptional support to the Orion Spacecraft Program.
“(Safe’s) support of the Crew Impact System provides critical services to the safety and well‐being of our astronauts,” according to Ms. Juanita Tavares, Director of Program Management and Subcontracts for Lockheed Martin Space.
Safe was one of only four small businesses to receive this prestigious award out of more than 10,000 suppliers to the global aerospace and defense firm based in Bethesda, MD.
The integration of Safe’s technology is critical to the success of the Lockheed Martin‐built Orion Spacecraft, which is NASA’s platform to return to deep space exploration by taking humans further into space than ever before. The first mission, Artemis I, is scheduled to launch in late 2021.
According to Rick A. Smith, Vice President of Global Supply Chain Management for Lockheed Martin Space, “Safe maintains excellent communication with their customer (Lockheed Martin), their suppliers and sub‐tier suppliers to reduce issues at all levels.”