Melbourne Firm Reaches Agreement With NASA
By Space Coast Daily // April 2, 2013
Company To Relocate Employees To KSC
BREVARD COUNTY • KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLORIDA – NASA has awarded Micro Aerospace Solutions of Melbourne use of a “clean room” laboratory and other office space at the Kennedy Space Center’s Space Station Processing Facility.
The Micro Aerospace Solutions firm intends to use the facility to update small satellite flight hardware and payload assembly and to conduct testing and checkout procedures.
Micro Aerospace Solutions was created in 2000 and specializes in software, electrical and mechanical design engineering services.
It is the lead avionics integrator and software developer for NASA’S Sunjammer satellite mission to demonstrate the effectiveness of a solar sail in space to be used as propulsion.
The company performs engineering for new thruster designs and propulsion systems, attitude control, command and data handling, along overseeing computer and communications systems for satellites.
The two-year agreement provides Micro Aerospace Solutions with access to the KSC facility immediately.
Donald Platt is founder and president of Micro Aerospace Solutions (MAS), Inc.