Teledyne Brown Engineering recently received a 3-Star Supplier Excellence Award from Raytheon’s Integrated Defense Systems business unit. TBE was one of 66 companies recognized by Raytheon’s Integrated Defense Systems business for 3-Star honors for our support of the seapower capabilities systems business.
At 5:43 a.m. EDT, the DLR Earth Sensing Imaging Spectrometer (DESIS) successfully launched from Kennedy Space Center Launch Complex 40 onboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 to the International Space Station. The instrument is scheduled to be unpacked onboard the ISS in the days following launch and prepared for installation on TBE’s Multi-User System for Earth Sensing (MUSES) platform. The German Aerospace Center’s hyperspectral instrument for environmental monitoring was developed by the DLR Institute of Optical Sensor Systems in cooperation with the U.S. Company Teledyne Brown Engineering (TBE). The first pictures from DESIS are expected to be taken in September of 2018.
Teledyne Brown Engineering completed fabrication, assembly, and factory acceptance testing of two Active Worksite Interface (WIF) probe assemblies that arrived on the International Space Station (ISS) on May 24, 2018. They were assembled on June 5, 2018, and inserted in external ISS WIF sockets by astronauts during Extra Vehicular Activities (EVA) on June 14, 2018. The Active WIF probes will support installation of new high-definition cameras to capture spacecraft docking with the International Space Station, including new American-made spacecraft with scheduled test flights later this year.
Teledyne Energy Systems is one of 10 companies selected by NASA to develop advanced technologies to collect, process and use space-based resources to enable human missions to the Moon and Mars under Appendix D of the agency’s Next Space Technologies for Exploration Partnership-2 (NextSTEP-2) Broad Agency Announcement (BAA). For this effort, NASA encouraged responders to find new applications for existing terrestrial technology that could result in lower costs for future human exploration missions in space. Teledyne Energy Systems has been selected to develop an impurity-tolerant electrolysis system to generate hydrogen and oxygen from water extracted from Lunar and Martian environments to sustain human life and fuel power systems.
Teledyne Brown Engineering has been awarded a $79.6 million Task Order by the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command / U.S. Army Forces Strategic Command to design and build affordable, flexible target missiles used for test and evaluation. The Tactical Range Air Defense Missile (TACRAM) effort is planned to begin immediately and could extend through April 2025.
Teledyne Brown Engineering has refurbished the Solidification Using a Baffle in Sealed Ampoules (SUBSA) furnace experiment for NASA which is now prepared to begin active operations on-board the International Space Station U.S. National Laboratory. SUBSA is a microgravity furnace that can process science ampoules at precision controlled temperatures up to 850°C. SUBSA was launched on Orbital ATK’s CRS-7 in April 2017 and operations began Tuesday, May 29, 2018.
The Mentor Protégé Agreement between Teledyne Brown Engineering's Mission Operations and Integration Contract and Alabama State University allows the university and students participating in the program to receive assistance in developing multi-media training for the International Space Station (ISS) Payload Ground Support Personnel and Payload Developers. Xavier Sweeney started as an intern with TBE and was offered a full-time position upon his graduation. NASA recently certified him as a Payload Rack Officer.
Teledyne Brown Engineering, a subsidiary of Teledyne Technologies Incorporated, was recognized as Large Business Subcontractor of the Year by Bechtel for exceptional work on projects for Bechtel’s Nuclear, Security & Environmental global business unit.
The German Aerospace Center (DLR) and Teledyne Brown Engineering are announcing completion of the development of the DESIS (DLR Earth Sensing Imaging System) instrument and its delivery to NASA. This cooperative joint venture is scheduled for launch in the summer of 2018 from Cape Canaveral aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 Launch Vehicle.
Teledyne Brown Engineering, Inc., has been awarded an extension to its Mission Operations and Integration (MO&I) Service Contract from NASA. Under this contract, the company will continue to provide operations in support of the International Space Station (ISS) from Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama and Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. Teledyne Brown Engineering has managed ISS Payload Operations for nearly 20 years, supplying over 150,000 hours of round-the-clock support.