Lanham, MD — a.i. solutions announced today that it will provide support to The Hammers Company for their $14.9 million contract with NASA to build the Landsat Data Continuity Mission (LDCM) Mission Operations Element (MOE). NASA selected the Hammers Co., to build the ground software systems for newest Landsat remote-sensing satellite, scheduled for launch in 2011, with a.i. solutions’ FreeFlyer solution for flight dynamics. NASA Goddard Space Flight Center is managing the design and development of the LDCM spacecraft on behalf of the U.S. Geological Survey.
“This is a great win for our teaming partner, Hammers, and for us,” says Robert Sperling, President and CEO of a.i. solutions. “Flight dynamics is one of our core competencies and given our past experience supporting the Landsat missions, we understand the importance of LDCM.” a.i. solutions has provided flight dynamics support to NASA Goddard since the company’s inception in 1996.
Under subcontract to the Hammers Co., a.i. solutions will develop and integrate the flight dynamics segment of the LDCM Mission Operations Element (MOE), which will include its commercial FreeFlyer software. FreeFlyer has been integrated into a variety of similar low-earth mission ground systems, including those for the Terra, Aqua, Aura and Landsat-7 missions.
About a.i. solutions
Founded in 1996, a.i. solutions is a small business leader in providing mission-critical products and services to NASA, NOAA, MDA, and the US Air Force. a.i. solutions has supported the design and development of over 200 space missions and are the creators of the commercial space mission and analysis software FreeFlyer.