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Aerospace Structures | Design, Test, and Materials

LoadPath specializes in the development and delivery of advanced engineered products and services, particularly those critical to the launch vehicle and satellite community. We provide design, analysis, testing, and fabrication of aerospace structural systems and components within the company’s five core competencies; structural design, thermal management, composite fabrication, deployable structures , and structural testing.

Our highly technical engineering staff has extensive experience in the design and evaluation of multiple payload adapters, deployable payloads, CubeSat components and launch accommodations, reconfigurable thermal control subsystems, missile structures, and reentry vehicles throughout the complete concept-to-flight development cycle. Our exceptional experimental capabilities range from material characterization through full-scale structural testing. All aspects of our product and services development and delivery are controlled by an AS9100C certified quality management system.
  • Mechanical Design and Analysis
  • Structural Testing
  • Thermal Solutions
  • Deployable Structures
  • Composite Fabrication


Air Force SBIR Phase II Awarded
LoadPath has been awarded an Air Force SBIR Phase II contract titled, "Flexible and Enhanced Active Thermal Strap (FEATS) for Satellite Thermal Management." FEATS, a new thermal transport product, will be developed to mitigate component hot spots on satellites. It will provide thermal performance beyond that currently available using COTS thermal straps.

Derek Hengeveld published in Aerospace America
Andy Williams (AFRL) and Derek Hengeveld (LoadPath) co-authored a paper for Aerospace America entitled 'Large- and small-scale developments in thermophysics'. It was published in the December 2014 edition.
LoadPath attends AIAA SciTech Conference
A few LoadPath employees attended the AIAA SciTech conference in Orlando, Florida to stay actively engaged in the state-of-the-art research and development of aerospace structural systems. Joe Footdale and Sonny Jeon also supported the Spacecraft Structures Technical Committee, where they were recently approved for membership. LoadPath also supported the High-Strain Composites technical subcommittee meeting held during the conference.

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