Aerospace

From rocket builds to astronaut recovery, our platforms help the most ambitious missions on earth explore the universe.

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We specialize in developing real-time, tailored engineering solutions that satisfy rigorous and unique requirements for direct-interfacing flight hardware ground support equipment (GSE). Our products are designed and manufactured under one roof and are supported by engineering analysis and other objective quality elements (OQEs) developed within an NSF-certified ISO 9001:2015 AS9100D quality management program. That’s why we’re a go-to partner for access equipment for the manufacture, integration, testing, and MRO of launch vehicles, spacecraft, satellites, and other aerospace equipment and flight hardware.

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We specialize in developing real-time, tailored engineering solutions that satisfy rigorous and unique requirements for direct-interfacing flight hardware ground support equipment (GSE). Our products are designed and manufactured under one roof and are supported by engineering analysis and other objective quality elements (OQEs) developed within an NSF-certified ISO 9001:2015 AS9100D quality management program. That’s why we’re a go-to partner for access equipment for the manufacture, integration, testing, and MRO of launch vehicles, spacecraft, satellites, and other aerospace equipment and flight hardware.

Access To a Conical Rocket Nozzle

Integration and Testing Platform for OSAM-1

Astronaut Recovery Work Platform

System of Work Platforms for Space Vehicle Assembly

Vertical Access Platform for the GOES-R Satellite

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Spika’s engineering staff has years of experience in tool design for space vehicle manufacturing, integration, and testing. Learn more about how we do things The Spika Way.

Aerospace Core Competencies

  • Comprehensive access is facilitated through synchronous height adjustability, contour conformance, extreme overreach, and removable or reconfigurable subassemblies to ensure gap-free access through manufacturing, integration, and testing of space hardware.
  • Lightweight, mobile structures with light subassemblies support the rapid assembly and positioning of support equipment of any size.
  • Automation of height, extension, and interface can be incorporated into any platform or positioning system to ensure user-friendly access without the risk of human error.
  • We are experienced with meeting the most rigorous and unique environmental requirements with special coatings, FOD- and ESD- controlled components, and engineering to support greater loads and withstand stresses of harsh environments.
  • Safety features such as emergency stop buttons, safety interlocks, safety monitoring systems such as sensors, and warning alarms contribute to a safe work environment. Additionally, controls and safety systems can directly integrate into the facility system controls, to include position feedback and monitoring, maintenance mode lockout, and the prevention of deck extension slider adjustments at specific platform heights.
  • Task-support tools such as vacuum plumbing, data hookups, air and electric hookups, and lighting can be added to any positioning system.
  • Extensive analysis, design reviews, project management, inspections, testing, and other objective quality elements (OEQEs) are available for all projects.
  • Additional custom-engineered support equipment for lifting, transporting, or positioning can be added to any work platform system.

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Access To a Conical Rocket Nozzle

Access To a Conical Rocket Nozzle

Highly Adjustable Work Platform for Aircraft Manufacturing

Highly Cantilevered Inspection Stand

Data Center Access to Busways

Diving Board-Style Work Platform within a Sensitive Environment

Customized Work Platform for CNC Machine Access

Work Platform for Custom Transformer Access

Work Platforms for Electric Bus Roof Access

Work Platform for Safe Hearth Access

Maintenance Platforms for Electric Buses with Limited Space

Integration and Testing Platform for OSAM-1

Work Platforms for Electric Bus Manufacturing

Rotary Wing Stands for a Large Depot Maintenance Facility

Personnel Lift to Access Cable Raceways On A Server Farm

Maintenance Stands for the F-16 Fighting Falcon

Maintenance Stand for the MH-60T Helicopter

Weld Inspection Platforms for Automotive Assembly

Heavy Lift Helicopter Manufacturing Line Platforms

Work Platforms for Tiltrotor Aircraft

Commercial Jet Fuel Wing Stands

Cleanroom Work Platform for James Webb Telescope

Astronaut Recovery Work Platform

System of Work Platforms for Space Vehicle Assembly

Work Platforms for an Aircraft Assembly Facility

Vertical Access Platform for the GOES-R Satellite

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i what our clients have to say

"Spika can make a complicated custom application that meets the need, and if it doesn’t work, they change it the next day and do a prototype of the development. It helps to get you quickly narrowed in to the right solution... Spika’s design team was just like an extension of my design team.... From initial proposal to design to production, I feel like Spika is a big team player making us successful for our customer."

Jimmi Malacara

Mechanical Ground Support Equipment Lead at Lockhead Martin Space Systems Company

"We consider Spika to be a partner with KUKA. The Spika design team has been great - they’re flexible and accommodated to all change requests we made throughout the process. Spika platforms are quality, clean, and well put together."

Rick Zaitonia

KUKA Systems Aerospace Group

“Customer support has been outstanding. Spika jumps at the opportunity to provide better designed solutions and to accommodate changes without adjusting price. Communication is always excellent and the team is able to work out specific issues and is very transparent on costing and timing.”

Joe

Michigan, Automotive Manufacturing

"From my end you guys were fantastic to work with. From the first phone calls with you and your team. You provide excellent customer service which is something I really look for when purchasing anything. You were adaptable and flexible, knowledgeable and technical. I really appreciate your continued efforts to ensure we have everything we need."

Dylan

California, Aerospace Manufacturing

"Excellent customer service! Provided expert on-site service when issues found due to transport. Very timely and effective correction."

Randall

Texas

"I have been in helicopter maintenance for the past 35 years. Your stands are superior to everything I've ever worked with since day one! Keep it up!"

Tim

Pennsylvania

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