Dynetics opened a 21,000-square-meter high-tech prototyping facility at its Huntsville, Ala.-based campus April 25 to support government and commercial aerospace programs, including missile work for the U.S Army and Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen’s Stratolauncher air launch system.

David King, the former NASA Marshall Space Flight Center director who joined Dynetics in 2011 as its executive vice president, said the new facility, dubbed the Solutions Complex, also would support new NASA business the company is hoping to capture, namely an engineered solutions and prototyping contract, and the NASA Space Launch Systems Advanced Booster Engineering and/or Risk Reduction contract it is pursuing in partnership with Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne.

“Should we be selected, much of the work will be performed in this facility,” King said.