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METECS Awarded Five-Year SASS Contract with NASA.

NASA has awarded METECS a contract to provide Simulation and Advanced Software Services (SASS) to the Engineering Directorate at Johnson Space Center in Houston. The SASS contract has a potential value of $100M over a base period of five years. Work under the contract will include support for the International Space Station, Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle, Commercial Crew, Gateway and Artemis programs.  

“We are looking forward to working with our team members Harmony Lane Studios, Spoonbill, VEDO Systems, and Tietronix Software to support NASA’s human space program over the next five years with the SASS contract,” said John MacLean, founder and president of METECS. “The advanced software and simulations we provide will be essential to NASA’s missions in low-earth orbit, return to the moon and deep-space exploration.”

This effort will include spacecraft systems engineering; developing and analyzing Trick-based simulations of space robotics, human biomechanics, Guidance Navigation and Control, vehicle subsystems, docking and berthing systems, and human-in-the-loop training systems; developing and deploying both ground and space-based custom software for avionics integration and test, Core Flight Software, embedded systems, advanced robotics, next generation human-computer interfaces, autonomous logistics, machine learning, augmented reality and virtual environments.

METECS employees apply engineering and advanced technologies every day to provide creative solutions to NASA and the agriculture, construction, and energy industries.

https://www.nasa.gov/press-release/nasa-awards-contract-in-support-of-simulation-model-development

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2020 Open Source Awards Winners!

Every year METECS allows our employees to vote for which open source projects they would like the company to financially contribute to.

METECS is proud to recognize and contribute financially to these great open source projects. The results for the 2020 METECS Open Source Awards are:

1st place: Wikipedia (through Wikimedia foundation
2nd place: Mozilla Foundation
3rd place: Git (through SFC)

Thanks to the winners along with all the other valuable open-source applications available.

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METECS supports next-generation ARGOS (Active Response Gravity Offload System)

Next-Generation Active Response Gravity Offload System (ARGOS) to hold Conceptual Design Review August 18th and 19th. METECS Software Engineers will present custom software design concepts to safely simulate lunar gravity for Astronauts in pressurized planetary space suits to perform complex Moon training and testing. METECS Systems Engineer will support the Conceptual Design Review to review engineering designs and integrate software, mechanical, electrical, and safety teams. The ARGOS eXploration EVA Simulator, known as ARGOS AXES, will simulate Moon gravity, terrain, and lighting conditions for up to three Astronauts training for the 2024 Artemis mission to the Moon.

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Launch of a new era in spaceflight! 05-30-20

The countdown begins! Our team is incredibly excited to have been a part in helping the commercial crew program get to this point. May 30ths scheduled launch of NASA’s SpaceX Demo-2 mission at the agency’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, American astronauts will once again launch an American spacecraft from American soil to the International Space Station. 

Our hearts, prayers and excitement go out to everyone involved in today’s Launch! #LaunchAmerica
https://www.nasa.gov/content/live-launch-america-nasas-spacex-demo-2-mission-to-the-international-space-station

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Software upgrade to the REALM-1 system on the International Space Station.

The REALM software team reached a major milestone recently deploying an on-orbit software upgrade to the REALM-1 system on the International Space Station. This upgrade’s main feature allows better compatibility with other RF systems onboard the vehicle and also includes various other enhancements to commanding and telemetry of the system. Congratulations to the whole team making this a success! We look forward to new RFID based technologies currently in development that will extend the inventory management capabilities of the REALM system and help the ISS crew succeed in their mission!

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METECS IS HIRING

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POSTER PRESENTATION AT NASA’S 2019 HUMAN RESEARCH PROGRAM INVESTIGATORS’ WORKSHOP

METECS Senior Systems Engineer, Ken Huffman, recently presented a poster at NASA’s 2019 Human Research Program Investigators’ Workshop.  The poster was titled “Improvement of Scaling and Inverse Kinematic Results with Additional Upper Body Joints added to OpenSim Rajagopal Model”.  The presentation was well received and documents METECS’ developed improvements to the open-source OpenSim biomechanics community.

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WELCOME ABOARD BEAU

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