Emergent Space Technologies, Inc. (Emergent) was awarded a subcontract by Millennium Engineering and Integration Services, LLC (MEI) to support flight and mission projects at the NASA Ames Research Center (ARC) in Silicon Valley. MEI was recently awarded the PESS-2 contract by ARC to provide support services to its Programs and Projects Directorate and Engineering Directorate. The PESS-2 contract will provide on-site full life cycle engineering services in the areas of systems engineering, design and development, fabrication, and integration and testing. PESS-2 will also provide services related to mission concept studies and mission operations support. The period of performance begins February 1, 2021, and includes a 60-day phase-in, two-year base period, and three one-year option periods. Teammates supporting MEI include Emergent, of Laurel, MD; Metis Technologies, of Albuquerque, NM; and ASRC Federal, of Beltsville, MD.
Emergent, as a subcontractor to MEI, will provide engineering services with a focus on ground systems, mission operations and flight dynamics in support of NASA ARC small satellite missions and other projects. “We look forward to continuing our support to MEI and NASA Ames on this contract. We are excited to offer our expertise in ground systems development and systems engineering in support of NASA’s missions,” commented Jaime Kline, Emergent’s Director of Technical Services. “Emergent is proud to be a part of the NASA ARC contractor community”, said Dr. George Davis, Emergent CEO. “Our ability to work on cutting-edge small satellite missions such as the Starling swarm is one of many reasons why we focus on this important customer of ours. There is significant cross-over in terms of software technology and systems engineering and integration experience with our national security space customers.”