ASTA-USA serves all technical industries, including Aerospace. This sector of high technology and industry is involved with aviation as well as space flight. The demand here for exact translations is great, and ASTA-USA has been exceeding the American Aerospace industry’s needs since 1987.
Public Aerospace Industry
In most countries, the industry is funded through taxes. An example is NASA, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration in the United States. Other such collaborative solutions include the Canadian Space Agency, the China National Space Administration, the European Space Agency, the Iranian Space Agency, the Indian Space Research Organization, the Korea Aerospace Research Institute in South Korea, the Japanese Aeronautics Exploration Agency, the Russian Federal Space Agency, and SUPARCO in Pakistan.
Private U.S. Aerospace Industry
In addition to public space programs, private companies, such as U.S. manufacturers including Boeing, Lockheed Martin, United Technologies, GE Aviation, Northrop Grumman and Raytheon, are involved in the various aspects of designing, building, testing, selling and maintaining aircraft, aircraft parts, missiles, rockets, or spacecraft.
Add Space Exploration Technologies Corp., aka SpaceX, to that list of private American Aerospace manufacturers. In 2002, entrepreneur Elon Musk founded the company with earnings from his other companies, and revenue from multiple acquisitions. His vision at the time was to build spacecraft for commercial space travel, but by 2008, SpaceX was exceeding his goals, and NASA awarded the company the contract to transport cargo to the International Space Station. With subsequent successes and growth, and in the context of the U.S. space shuttle program closing, SpaceX added astronaut transport to its to-do list. Its next goal and efforts today regard Mars, ultimately landing the first man on its surface and eventually, a long term habitation of the Red Planet.
Musk has said:
I think fundamentally the future is vastly more exciting and interesting if we’re a spacefaring civilization and a multiplanet species than if we’re not. You want to be inspired by things. You want to wake up in the morning and think the future is going to be great. And that’s what being a spacefaring civilization is all about.
(2017 – Source)
SpaceX is an excellent illustration of the innovation and achievements that make the U.S. Aerospace industry the global leader.
Modern aerospace research and development began with George Cayley, who in 1799 envisioned an aircraft with a “fixed wing and a horizontal and vertical tail.” With that, the race to space began:
- 1866 – Birth of the Aeronautical Society of Great Britain
- 1891 – Otto Lilienthal introduced cambered airfoils
- 1894 – Octave Chanute authored Progress in Flying Machines
- 1903 – The Wright brothers – first powered sustained flight at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina
- 1957 – Sputnik 1 is launched, ushering in the Space Age
- 1969 – Apollo 11 – first manned moon landing
- 1981 – first Space Shuttle (Columbia) launched
- 1986 – Mir – first long term human presence in orbit
- 1986 – International Space Station
Since then, space has been progressively commercialized, and space tourism is becoming more and more a feasible direction for the aerospace industry. The influence of aerospace across multiple other sectors is growing, as the forecast trends include:
- System Software on the Rise
- Craft-to-Craft Communication
- Data Handling
- Flying Commuters
- Aerospace Engineering Education
U.S. Aerospace Industry Translation Needs
The U.S. Aerospace industry’s translation needs are as diverse as the industry itself:
- Civil Aviation
- National Security Policy
- Technical Operations & Workforce
- Space Systems
- International Affairs
Additionally, its translation demands span its supporting divisions:
- Corporate Events
- Financial Services
- Human Resources
According to the Aerospace Industries Association, the Aerospace and Defense industry is one of the largest contributors to the modern American economy.
- Supports 2.4M American jobs
- Outperforms the National Trade Average, growing yearly by 2.2% even as all other U.S. goods saw a 3.3% decrease in exports
- Accounts for 1.6% of the nation’s total employment base and 13% of the nation’s manufacturing workforce
- Defines innovation with the top twenty-five companies investing $18.1B in Research and Development
- Generates $146B annually in exports, substantially reducing the trade deficit
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