A World-Class Processing Facility
L3Harris owns and operates an Integrated Processing Facility (IPF) to help both first-time and veteran space operators get missions into space safely and cost effectively.
Located at Vandenberg Air Force Base since 1995, the IPF has nearly 500,000 cubic feet of clean room space equipped to accommodate most spacecraft or payload processing needs. The facility includes generous administrative workspace for visiting processing teams. Experienced L3Harris personnel are on-site to facilitate all aspects of satellite vehicle final assembly, fueling, checkout and encapsulation.
The IPF’s heavily reinforced concrete and steel construction provides excellent radio frequency (RF) attenuation in all processing areas. A specially designed cell can provide ultra-quiet, 80-100 decibels of RF attenuation from 0-20 gigahertz.
The IPF processing area, including transporter airlock, high bay and three test cells, can achieve ISO 7 (Class 10K) clean room conditions. Each has fully redundant HVAC and filtering systems. Each is isolated so that recovery can be quick, and operations and conditions are contained within that area. This efficiency enables multiple satellites to be processed simultaneously, thereby supporting stringent schedules.
L3Harris also provides state-of-the-art security services to meet customer needs and ensure equipment and high-value items are protected. Our facilities, combined with our team of professionals, enable L3Harris to deliver satellite and payload processing services that meet our customers’ most challenging needs.