Ball Aerospace
BD Systems
Boeing Corp
Delphi Automotive
Eastman Kodak Corp
Engility Corporation
ExoAnalytics
GeoLogics
GSI Systems, Inc.
Hughes Aircraft and Basic Communications
NASA/JPL
Loral Systems
McDonnell Douglas Corp
Monsanto Electronic Materials Company
Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems
Raytheon Corp
SPARTA Corp
SunEdison
TASC and TASC Advisory
Tecolote Research, Inc.
TRW Space and Defense, Components International and Steering & Suspension
TSI ROCSAT

    About Us    

Technology Advancements, Inc. (TAI) is a qualified Small Disadvantaged Business (SDB) that has successfully completed the Small Business Administration's 8(a) program.  TAI has received numerous excellence awards from our customers and U.S. government agencies for the Aerospace Engineering services we provide. In this web site you'll find information about our company, and the technical services, consulting and contracting we offer.

Mission Statement

We are a leading supplier of technical services, consulting and contracting in the U.S. Aerospace Industry and U.S. Business Community. We have attained this status by offering the highest quality services to our customers while also offering the widest range of benefits to our consultant and contracting employees. Our mission is to provide the best possible services at competitive prices. We never sacrifice quality in the name of profits.

 

If you are a consultant or contractor interested in joining our organization, or an organization seeking competitive services, please contact us.

    Team    

Frank Tai

Founder & CEO

Frank has engineering degrees from MIT and Cal Berkeley, and worked at Ball Aerospace, TRW and Microcosm before starting TAI.  He has supported the design and operations of numerous satellite systems, including the Earth Radiation Budget Satellite, the Gamma Ray Observatory, the Advanced X-ray Astrophysics Facility, and the National Polar Operational Environmental Satellite System. 

Darren Balauro

Corporate Headquarters Manager

Darren completed his Biochemistry degree from University of California, San Diego. After deciding to change industries, he joined TAI in 2010. He is responsible for all day-to-day operations, ranging from business development to project management.

Ivan Bustamante

Corporate Financial Manager

Ivan received an MBA from Boston University in 2002 and joined Technology Advancements, Inc. that same year to take on all aspects of Business and Finance.

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    Services    

2000

Professionals
Aerospace Solutions for:
Designs
Analyses
Proposals
Formal Briefings

With access to some 2000 professionals in the Southern California and greater St. Louis areas, we provide turnkey solutions to the aerospace industry's needs for designs, analyses, proposals and formal briefings.

 
Since 1989, we have employed over 500 engineers and have created teams of up to 100 employees to support the following customers:

We understand NASA's needs and have made significant contributions to our customers' proposals.

We create detailed plans for our customers' complex satellite programs.

We design satellite components so that they can be manufactured by our customers.

We operate our customers' satellites long after their designers have moved on to other programs.

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 To achieve such symbiotic and complementary relationships with our customers, both aerospace primes and government agencies, our employees have extensive experience in the industry, often from working at a prime, for the government or both.

Ball Aerospace

Boeing Corp

Eastman Kodak Corp

ExoAnalytics

GSI Systems, Inc.

NASA/JPL

McDonnell Douglas Corp

Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems

SPARTA Corp

TASC and TASC Advisory

TRW Space and Defense, Components International and Steering & Suspension

TSI ROCSAT

BD Systems

Delphi Automotive

Engility Corporation

GeoLogics

Hughes Aircraft and Basic Communications

Loral Systems

Monsanto Electronic Materials Company

Raytheon Corp

SunEdison

Tecolote Research, Inc.

    Awards    

    History    

Darren joins the team

Darren has a lot of enthusiasm for the work, but also knows his predecessors were extremely busy. Darren now takes care of purchased labor and technical service orders, invoicing customers and paying employees (just about everything!).

Frank returns from M.I.T. sabbatical

Frank has returned to California after spending three years at M.I.T. in Cambridge MA.  Frank is spearheading a subcontract on the NPOESS weather satellite program from Northrop Grumman and NASA/NOAA/Air Force.

Northrop Grumman receives awards

Our principal customer, Northrop Grumman, is a government prime contractor with facilities located in Redondo Beach, CA.  Northrop Grumman has received two large non-military awards.  One of the awards is for the National Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System (NPOESS) for NASA, NOAA and the Air Force.  This program will last over 10 years and is worth several billion dollars.   We teamed with Northrop and submitted several parts of the original joint proposal.  Our portions of the proposal covered several areas, including operations, systems engineering, thermal analysis, and integration and test.  In November 2002, we started our work on NPOESS in the Flight Operations area under a subcontract.

NASA announces Next-Generation Space Telescope

Northrop Grumman is building a next-generation successor to the Hubble Space Telescope in honor of the man who led NASA in the early days of the fledgling aerospace agency. The space-based observatory will be known as the James Webb Space Telescope, named after James E. Webb, NASA's second administrator. While Webb is best known for leading Apollo and a series of lunar exploration programs that landed the first humans on the Moon, he also initiated a vigorous space science program, responsible for more than 75 launches during his tenure, including America's first interplanetary explorers.

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6738 Esplanade, Suite 300
Playa del Rey, CA  90293

Tel: (310) 823-1701

Fax: (310) 822-9501

Corporate Headquarters

    News    

ExoAnalytics

TAI provides engineering consulting services to prime contractor, ExoAnalytics.

IMU Development

TAI supports a Korean space manufacturer in the development of an Inertial Measurement Unit for world-wide distribution.

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March 2016 - present
February 2016 - present