Frank Belknap, CEO of Vanguard Space Technologies Inc., stands in the company’s 12-foot diameter autoclave. The $1.4 million pressure vessel is used to heat and cure satellite components, making them ready for space.

Frank Belknap, CEO of Vanguard Space Technologies Inc., stands in the company’s 12-foot diameter autoclave. The $1.4 million pressure vessel is used to heat and cure satellite components, making them ready for space. Photo by Melissa Jacobs.

Few companies can trace revenue to a big rock hurtling through space the way that Malin Space Science Systems and Vanguard Space Technologies Inc...

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