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2019 events where we will either be in attendance or have a display.

Event Name

Space Symposium


APR 8-11

Booth #



Colorado Springs, CO


MAR 25-28


Nashville TN

Small Sat Conference

AUG 3-8


Logan, UT


SEP 10-13


London, UK

AUSA Annual

OCT 14-16


Washington, DC

57th Annual SAFE Symposium

OCT 15-17


Washington, DC


Discover how PacSci EMC continues to make news in the energetic materials field

Demonstrator Satellite Success

PacSci EMC demonstrates first ever successful orbital maneuvers and orbit raising of a CubeSat using a commercial solid rocket motor array. Using its Modular Architecture Propulsion System (MAPS™) technology, PacSci EMC successfully fired a series of solid rocket motors to both point and significantly change PACSCISAT’s orbital velocity. Read the full press release here

Demonstrator Tech Tests

PacSci EMC successfully completed propulsion technology tests with its on-orbit technology demonstrator satellite, PACSCISAT, on August 1, 2017. Over the past month of continuing on-orbit operations, PacSci EMC successfully passed built-in-tests (BIT) on both its primary and redundant Smart Energetics Architecture (SEA™) sequencing system and devices and fired Modular Architecture Propulsion System (MAPS™) rocket motors. Read the full press release here

NASA iTech Participant

PacSci EMC Competes on National Stage as NASA iTech Innovation Competition Finalist. PacSci EMC recently participated as a finalist in NASA’s second iTech Forum, competing to have their innovative idea selected as one of the top 10. Read the full press release here


PacSci EMC proves new technologies on demonstrator satellite. PACSCISAT establishes flight heritage for new technologies used in all phases of commercial space flight. PacSci EMC has completed the successful launch of our company-owned demonstrator satellite. Launch of PACSCISAT seeks to establish flight heritage for new technologies used in all phases of commercial space flight. Read the full press release here

New Propulsion System Introduced

PacSci EMC announces new compact SmallSat propulsion system for the small satellite market. The new Modular Architecture Propulsion System (MAPS™) significantly reduces satellite integration time and delivers precise performance in orbit. Learn more here

Ruag Contract Awarded

PacSci EMC and partner, Pyroalliance, win contract for space satellite constellation project. RUAG Space AB chose PacSci EMC to supply the Payload Release and Sequencing System to deploy a satellite constellation system. Read the full release here

2016 Best EHS Program

In mid-November, Fortive Corporation held its first Worldwide Operations Summit with the purpose of sharing best practices and application of Fortive Business System (FBS) tools to improve business performance across the entire corporation. This year, Jim Lico, Fortive President & CEO presented several awards for the Best and Most Improved Plants across all of Fortive’s operating companies, with PacSci EMC receiving 2016 Best EHS Program – Chandler Operations. Working together and committing our actions to Safety First, Quality Every Time™, we remain committed to an injury-free workplace.

NightHawk Demonstration in Houston

Earlier this week, the Houston Police Department (HPD) and multiple Houston-area news agencies witnessed a demonstration of the highly efficient and innovative NightHawk® system which can be used to aid in a safer, more successful termination of vehicle pursuits. The NightHawk system was developed by PacSci EMC to ensure police officer and public safety during vehicle pursuits. The NightHawk deployed from its stowed position, successfully deflated all four tires of the target vehicle and then retracted to allow plenty of time for the pursuit car to get through with no harm or damage – all in less than four seconds. Learn more here

Winnebago Felony Capture

Chandler, AZ –Pacific Scientific Energetic Materials Company (PacSci EMC) announced today the safe capture of a felony vehicle using the company’s NightHawk® system. NightHawk was deployed by the Winnebago County (IL) Sheriff’s Office during a 15-minute pursuit. According to the Winnebago County Sheriff’s Office, in late February, 2016, PacSci EMC’s NightHawk was an essential tool in ending a felony pursuit. The Winnebago County Sheriff’s Office (WCSO) covers 519 square miles of Northern Illinois in Winnebago County. “For officer safety, you really can’t get much better,” Winnebago Deputy Chief Scott Meyers said. “With a push of a button it could save lives.” Press Release: Winnebago County Sheriffs Office uses NightHawk to capture felony suspect.