A Canadian company chosen by SpaceX to develop a special equipment
QUEBEC CITY, March 12, 2018
QUEBEC CITY, March 12, 2018 /PRNewswire/ - Canadian company Creepex is about to deliver the first mechanic creeper specially designed to work and inspect the belly of Falcon 9 rockets produced by SpaceX.
After trying the BodyGuard creeper — a patented Creepex product presented at the SEMA show in Las Vegas and presented by TV host Jay Leno on Jay Leno's Garage — a SpaceX engineer has contacted the Quebec City based company to develop a specially designed and engineered creeper enabling their engineers to work and inspect comfortably the belly of their Falcon 9 rockets.
While the code name of the new device is URM (Under Rocket Mobility), its manoeuvrability and ease of adjustment make it fit for many other applications such as: aeronautical, trains and subways, machinery, tunnel boring machines as well as any other industry that requires very precise and secure working positions.
Founded in 2011 by Erik Sieb and Andre Wagner, Creepex Inc. designs, manufactures and distributes innovative garage equipment, mainly mechanic creepers and its flagship model, the FastBack, awarded "2017 Best mechanic creeper" by P-Ten magazine. (Professional Tool & Equipment News)
Creepex Inc., 153 Boul. Louis XIV, Quebec city, QC, Canada www.creepex.com
Spacex designs, manufactures and launches advanced rockets and spacecraft in Hawthorne California. SpaceX has gained worldwide attention for a series of historic milestones. It is the only private company ever to return a spacecraft from low-Earth orbit, which it first accomplished in December 2010. The company made history again in May 2012 when its Dragon spacecraft delivered cargo to and from the International Space Station.
In 2017, SpaceX successfully achieved the first reflight of an orbital class rocket. Recently, SpaceX has launched the most powerful rocket currently active, the Falcon Heavy, with a Tesla Roadster as payload to orbit Mars.
Spacex has over 7000 employees working at facilities in Hawthorne California, McGregor, Texas and Cape Canaveral, Florida. Its majority shareholder is Elon Musk (Tesla, Neuralink, Solar city, The Boring Company).
SpaceX, One Rocket Road, Hawthorne, California, USA
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SOURCE Creepex Inc.