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Spaceflight Systems

Fully Integrated Spaceflight Systems

Vivace has supported many of the nation’s most complex and challenging spaceflight programs. From bold commercial launch vehicles, spacecraft, and hypersonic atmospheric vehicles, to our country’s premier human spaceflight efforts, Vivace has performed efficiently and effectively. Through application of low risk, lean, commercial development approaches, we provide the highest quality products at exceptional value and deliver on time.

Structures and Integration

In addition to the design, analysis, manufacture, and test of structures for spaceflight, Vivace also offers integration of spaceflight components, including propulsion elements, avionics and power systems, communication components, environmental control systems, crew systems, and all associated tubing, plumbing, and wiring.

Vivace has the capability to design, manufacture, and install feedlines, tubing, and wiring elements, including functional checks, oxygen-clean installation, and other spaceflight-specific integration tasks.


Vivace specializes in design, analysis, manufacture, and test of cryogenic propellant tanks for launch vehicles up to 22 feet (6.7 m) in diameter, friction stir welded high performance metallic structures, lightweight composite structures, and composite overwrapped pressure vessels (COPVs).

Friction Stir Welded Pressure Vessels

Vivace manufactures friction stir welded pressure vessels for spaceflight and other industries.  We have designed habitable modules for spaceflight, as well as propellant tanks in a wide range of sizes.

Composite Overwrapped Pressure Vessels (COPVs)

Vivace designs and builds COPVs that are among the highest performing in the world, and at lower prices than many other COPV suppliers due to our state-of-the-art manufacturing technique.  Our COPVs are of the highest quality, and we pride ourselves on repeatability and on-time delivery.  Vivace has provided COPVs for spacecraft and launch vehicles, including those for use on man-rated missions.

Spaceflight Systems Check List:

Fully Integrated Spaceflight Systems

  • Structures and Integration
  • Transport Elements
  • Functional Test


  • Launch Vehicle Propellant Tanks
  • Large and Small
  • Metallic and Composite Components and Assemblies

High-Performance Composite Overwrapped Pressure Vessels (COPVs)

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