ALASA

AcronymDefinition
ALASAAlternative Learning Academy for Student Achievement (New York; est. 2003)
ALASAAfican Languages Association of Southern Africa (Pretoria, South Africa)
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The mobility of ALASA will provide a higher frequency of missions, and will reduce launch times, he said.
We ve made good progress so far toward ALASA s ambitious goal of propelling 100-pound satellites into low Earth orbit (LEO) within 24 hours of call-up, all for less than $1 million per launch, Tousley said.
The current ALASA design envisions launching a low-cost, expendable launch vehicle from conventional aircraft.
ALASA seeks to overcome the limitations of current launch systems by streamlining design and manufacturing and leveraging the flexibility and re-usability of an air-launched system, said Mitchell Burnside Clapp, DARPA program manager for ALASA.
ALASA had a successful Phase 1, which resulted in three viable system designs.
SIL's VBITS patented technology will enable DARPA's ALASA goal to significantly reduce launch cost with Vehicle Based GPS Tracking, Autonomous Flight Termination and Space Based Range Systems.
The DARPA ALASA Phase I contract is worth approximately $2 Million.