San Diego, CA, December 11, 2014  Spacecraft windows engineered and fabricated by Rayotek Scientific, Inc. were significant components in the recent successful launch and return of the Orion Exploration Flight Test 1 (EFT-1) mission. Because of the critical value added contributions Rayotek made to the NASA Spacecraft Window Program, Rayotek has been recognized as the 2014 Johnson Space Center (JSC) Subcontractor of the Year. Rayotek provided comprehensive engineering support and unique fabrication capabilities for the Orion spacecraft viewing windows, rocket engine sight glasses and other critical applications. As a result of being selected the JSC Subcontractor of the Year, Rayotek has now been nominated for the NASA Agency Award for Nationwide Subcontractor of The Year. The winner of this nationwide award has not yet been announced.



The JSC Small Business Subcontractor of the Year award is given to one company each year out of thousands of subcontractors that support NASA programs. It is awarded to companies that not only supply top quality products, but, in addition, contribute innovative technologies and solutions.

“Rayotek is very appreciative of NASA awarding us this prestigious award. We are grateful that NASA and their prime contractor, Lockheed Martin, recognize our unique contribution to the Orion Space Program” said Rayotek CTO Bill Raggio. “We do great work; we know more about how to make glass strong and safe than just about any other company out there. It’s wonderful to be acknowledged for this unique capability.”

Large and small business prime contractors, subcontractors and NASA organizations from across the country will be attending the award ceremony. NASA’s Johnson Space Center is a leader and host to worldwide spaceflight activities and Mission Control for the U.S. space program and the International Space Station.

About Rayotek Scientific, Inc.

Since 1992 Rayotek has been engineering and manufacturing sapphire, glass, fused quartz and fused silica products, enabling world class companies to bring cutting-edge products to market. Rayotek’s expertise is creating solutions for complex customer needs; leading projects from the conceptual stage, through engineering and design, to final manufacture.

Rayotek specializes in sight windows, high-pressure systems, optical materials, testing and methods of sealing optical materials to metals and ceramics. Rayotek services the deep sea, aeronautics, space, petroleum and semiconductor industries. With a staff of engineers and scientists supported by an extensive array of research and manufacturing equipment, Rayotek creates solutions for the most challenging conditions.

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