NASA Flight Dynamics team receives AETD Excellence in Safety & Quality Assurance Award

July 9, 2015
On July 9th, the NASA Flight Dynamics team (made up of employees of Omitron, a.i. Solutions, and Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC)) received the Applied Engineering and Technology Directorate (AETD) Excellence in Safety & Quality Assurance Award. This award was presented to the team for their dedication, diligence, and professionalism in tackling the numerous challenges of establishing the Flight Dynamics Facility Disaster Recovery capability.

The award commended the FDF team “for exemplary performance in the establishment of this system which represents a unique capability for Goddard Space Flight Center and the Agency and greatly improves the quality and availability of services that FDF provides its numerous customers.

Between October 1st, 2013 and February 24th, 2015, the NASA Flight Dynamics team worked countless hours to perform a variety of tasks as they planned, developed, tested, and implemented the Flight Dynamics Facility (FDF) Disaster Recovery (DR) capability. By their efforts, the FDF’s availability to its customers increased dramatically. This includes the support of expendable launch vehicles, human spaceflight, the integrated networks, and Earth and space science flight projects. In addition to providing daily operations support (using the DR Facility), FDF supported:

  • The Soyuz-41S launch through ISS docking on November 23, 2014
  • Delta IV Heavy/Orion Exploration Flight Test (EFT-1) mission on December 5, 2014
  • Atlas V/National Reconnaissance Office Launch (NROL)-35 launch on December 11, 2014
  • SpaceX Commercial Resupply Services (CRS)-5 launch through ISS docking on January 10-12, 2015
  • Magentospheric MultiScale (MMS), Soil Mosture Active/Passive (SMAP), and Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR) pre-mission testing
  • 19 spacecraft maneuvers


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