About TVA

Terminal Velocity Aerospace (TVA) is developing a line of small hypersonic flight products, unmanned orbital reentry capsules, and heat shield technologies to support future space flight research and sample return applications.


Protecting aerospace structures and payloads up to Mach 25. We got that.

Our smallest reentry devices, RED-Data2 and RED-Test, will serve as affordable expendable test beds to study thermal protection system performance and spacecraft breakup during reentry from Earth orbit. The first space flight of our RED-Data2 capsule is expected in late 2016.

Getting mass to orbit is hard. Getting mass back down to Earth safely is even harder.

Limited down mass is a major barrier to commercial utilization of outer space. Larger versions of TVA’s RED devices such as our recoverable RED-4U and RED-25 will offer payload compartments for safe return of space-based manufacturing, medical, and pharmaceutical products.

Latest news

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Terminal Velocity Aerospace awarded NASA Phase III SBIR for low-cost small reentry devices to enhance space commerce and ISS utilization

ATLANTA, GA, July 15, 2016 – Terminal Velocity Aerospace (TVA) was awarded a Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) contract from NASA entitled “Low-Cost Small Reentry Devices to Enhance Space Commerce and ISS Utilization.” The Phase III effort, administered by Johnson Space Center, builds on Phase I and II results and TVA’s reentry device (RED) development […]

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Flight Hardware Delivery

Our flight hardware has arrived! Both vibration and Electromagnetic Interference (EMI) testing has gone well so far. We are excited to continue our work with this hardware and look forward to the actual flight early next year.

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SpaceWorks Family of Companies Awarded the Georgia Small Business of the Year Award by National Defense Industrial Association – Georgia Chapter

Atlanta, February 9, 2016 – SpaceWorks Enterprises, Inc. was honored yesterday by the Georgia Chapter of the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) as 2015’s Georgia Small Business of the Year. Dr. John Olds, CEO of SpaceWorks, accepted the award on behalf of SpaceWorks and its family of companies, including Terminal Velocity Aerospace, LLC (TVA), Generation […]

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