For over 30 years, TSC has put good ideas into orbit and beyond. From spacecraft manufacturing, integration & test, mission support, space instrument design, and ground stations development, TSC’s space capabilities transforms problems of national interest into high-flying realities.

Space Robotics

Space Robotics

Intelligent robotic systems that operate in demanding environment of space:

  • Computation for Physical Systems
  • Real-time algorithms for measurement, prediction, and control
  • Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
  • Biomimetic modeling, dynamics, and control

Space Qualification Testing

Space Qualification Testing

Testing services for spacecraft and instruments in upper atmospheric and space environments:

  • EMI/EMC: Radio Frequency-shielded anechoic chamber
  • Thermal Vacuum: simulated space environment
  • Vibration: high force vibration and shock performance
  • Contamination Control: pre-launch and on-orbit cleanliness

Spacecraft Engineering

Spacecraft Engineering

Analysis, design, fabrication, and test of spaceflight systems, subsystems, components, and related ground support equipment:

  • Standards-based hardware and software components
  • Concept feasibility, analysis, requirements definition development, and trade studies
  • Engineering, mechanical and electrical design and fabrication
  • Parts and materials selection
  • System performance testing

FEATURED WORK

Geo-Robotics

Satellite to service and repair geostationary satellites on orbit using semi-autonomous robotic algorithms and highly dexterous seven degree-of-freedom manipulators.

TSC is supporting systems, electrical, and mechanical engineering, as well as program planning and control activities.

Developer: Naval Research Laboratory in 2021.

Wide-Field Imager for Solar Probe

Solar instrument for NASA's Solar Probe Plus investigation. WISPR will image inner coronal plasma with unprecedented spatial resolution, cadence, and sensitivity.

TSC is supporting systems, I&T and checkout, electrical, and mechanical engineering activities.

Developer: Naval Research Laboratory in 2018.

Ocean Data Telemetry Microsat Link

Low powered UHF satellite or UAV payload for a communications system designed to extract data from widely distributed sensors.

TSC was responsible for system design, development, and testing. Mission operations software support was provided to TacSat-, TacSat-4, and STP-Sat-2.

Developer: Praxis, Inc. under Office of Naval Research SBIR