Enabling aerospace project success

Kaplan Astronautics, LLC


Space Consulting

Proposal Leadership


  • Understanding and carefully documenting customer requirements
  • Creating a proposal development schedule and outline
  • Leading proposal strategy development
  • Conducting a proposal kickoff meeting
  • Coordinating proposal solution updates
  • Coordinating with assigned writers and editors
  • Scheduling reviews during the proposal development cycle
  • Ensuring compliance with all requirements
  • Ensuring the sales message is consistent and customer focused (focus on customer needs)
  • Coordinating approval of the final draft for submission


Program / Project Management Assessments & Troubleshooting


  • Program Planning
  • Earned Value Management
  • Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) Development
  • Schedule Development
  • Cost Estimation
  • Independent / External Reviews
  • Technical / Due Dilligence Assessment
  • Systems Engineering Support



Business Capture


  • Market Identification & Segmentation
  • Long-term Positioning
  • Opportunity Assessment & Qualification
  • Opportunity / Capture Planning
  • Pre-Proposal (Bid) Planning
  • Bid & Proposal development and Submittal
  • Post-Submittal & Execution


New Mission / Spacecraft Design


  • Requirement Definition
  • Mission Design
  • Trajectory Design
  • Launch Vehicle Sizing
  • Spacecraft Design and Configuration
  • Spacecraft Mass Properties
  • Cost Estimation
  • Make / Buy Assessments


Proposal Support


  • Storyboarding
  • Executive Summary Writing
  • Technical, Management and Past Performance Volume Leadership
  • Proposal Writing
  • Color Team Leadership
  • ​Color Team Membership