8-11 April: SPECTRUM will be exhibiting at the 35th National Space Symposium held at the Broadmoor Hotel and Conference Center in Colorado Springs, CO for the 20th consecutive year.


3 December-SPECTRUM is awarded a prime contract under the Navy SeaPort-Next Generation (NxG) solicitation for engineering services-prototyping, pre-production, fabrication, and process engineering support.

SPECTRUM is chosen to build electronic assemblies for the Mapping Imaging Spectrometer for Europa (MISE).

SPECTRUM is chosen to build electronic assemblies for the Maxar Worldview Legion satellite constellation of 6.

SPECTRUM-built electronic assemblies for STPSat 5, FalconSat 6, and the Compact Spectral Irradiance Monitor (CSIM) are scheduled to launch aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket between 1 October and 31 December.  The SSO-A SmallSat Express Mission is set to deploy 15 microsatellites and 56 cubesats mounted on Spaceflight, Inc. Sherpa upper and lower free flyers.

17 August:  Denver area’s Front Range Airport was granted a spaceport license by the FAA to serve as a hub for the global suborbital transportation network.  The horizontal launch facility will also serve as a commercial space transportation research and development center.

SPECTRUM is selected as a team member on the NASA/JPL Psyche/DSOC and DART programs.  The Psyche mission will explore an asteroid orbiting the Sun between Mars and Jupiter. The asteroid appears to be the exposed nickel-iron core of an early planet.  Psyche will reach its destination in 2026, at which point the Deep Space Optical Communications payload (laser comm) is expected to transmit the clearest, quickest information ever obtained from an expedition into the solar system.

The Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) will be the first demonstration of a kinetic impact technique to change the motion of an asteroid.  Launch window is December 2020 through May 2021.  The spacecraft is scheduled to intercept asteroid Didymos’ moonlet in early October 2022.

SPECTRUM-built electronic assemblies for the Global-Scale Observations of the Limb and Disk (GOLD) were launched successfully on January 25 to geostationary orbit aboard SES-14 to study weather of the Earth’s thermosphere and ionosphere.


SPECTRUM-built electronic assemblies for the Total Spectral Irradiance Sensor (TSIS-1) were launched successfully on December 15 to the International Space Station to help establish Earth’s total energy input and how it’s atmosphere responds to changes in the Sun’s output.

SPECTRUM delivers the 1200th fast steering mirror drive electronics to Ball Aerospace used in the Northrop Grumman AN/AAQ-24 Guardian Directional Infrared Countermeasures pod.


Sierra Nevada Corp Space Systems Group selects SPECTRUM as their 2016 Small Business Supplier of the Year.

30 September:  SPECTRUM NASA Prime Contract NNK08EB73B awarded 30 June 2008 by Kennedy Space Center is closed out.  SPECTRUM was 1 of 5 contractors selected to provide Electrical Ground Support Equipment to reconfigure launch facilities for the Constellation Program, which was subsequently cancelled.  No task orders were issued.

20 August:   SPECTRUM delivers the final electronic assemblies to the US NAVY under contract N00164-11-D-JN89.  The five year IDIQ contract was for material procurement, assembly, staking, coating, and testing of 8 circuit card assembly types.  Over 2600 assemblies were delivered.


SPECTRUM is selected to build MK-48 Heavyweight Torpedo regulator assemblies for Foreign Military Sales and the Production Restart for Prime contractors SAIC and Lockheed Martin.  Deliveries are scheduled through 2023.

21 December:  SPECTRUM -built electronic assemblies in 11 ORBCOMM OG2 satellites were launched on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and successfully deployed.

4 November:  SPECTRUM signs 5 year contract to provide circuit card and cable assemblies to University of Colorado Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics.

23 July:  SPECTRUM has been selected to team with Barber-Nichols Inc. of Arvada, CO to provide the Alternator/Regulator subassembly for the MK-48 Heavyweight Torpedo.  US Navy Prime Contract N66604-15-C-3045 is a 5 year effort to provide up to 180 MK-48 Torpedos for Foreign Military Sales.


22 December:  SPECTRUM is awarded a 5 year IDIQ NAVY prime contract to supply circuit card assemblies  used on Armed Helo Weapons Systems.

SPECTRUM is selected to provide circuit card assemblies for the Global-scale Observations of the Limb and Disk (GOLD) mission as part of the NASA Explorers Program.


2 March:  SPECTRUM is selected to provide Circuit Card Assemblies for the Raytheon AN/AAQ-29 FLIR used on USMC CH-53E Super Stallion, USAF HH-60G Pave Hawk, and USMC V-22 Osprey helicopters/tilt-rotor.  The Symbology PMC Module provides visual overlays for the analog and digital displays.


27 September:  SPECTRUM is awarded a 5 year IDIQ NAVY prime contract to supply IUADP circuit card assemblies used on Seahawk MH-60 helicopters.