Mission History

Current Missions

We are currently providing integration and test (I&T) and mission operations control (MOC) support utilizing ASIST for the Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution Satellite (MAVEN) successfully launched November 15, 2013, Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) successfully launched February 28, 2014, the Magnetospheric Multiscale Mission (MMS) scheduled to launch April 2015, and OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Rendezvous mission to asteroid Bennu schedule to launch late 2016.

As a key supplier to Lockheed Martin for the MAVEN mission to Mars with our award winning ASIST commercial satellite ground system, DesignAmerica is successful in every phase of the satellite development life-cycle. From early software simulation and hardware testing in the development labs to full satellite integration and test to the mission operations control center, ASIST and DesignAmerica provides the solution for Lockheed Martin.

From low orbit earth observing with EO-1 (Earth Observing-1) to the Moon (with the discovery of water with LCROSS), to the Sun with the Solar Dynamics Observatory SDO, and now to Mars with MAVEN, DesignAmerica is proving once again that "ASIST Means Mission Success!"

Mission History

designAmerica has successfully provided our commercial systems to LM in Littleton, CO for their MAVEN (Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution Satellite) mission. As a key supplier to LM for MAVEN, our systems and expert team support were used from the very beginning of the MAVEN mission through launch, Mars orbit insertion and now continuing on-orbit success at Mars, MAVEN successfully launched November 15, 2013 and has contributed highly successful science to the planetary science community. As a major mission MAVEN was both ‘on schedule and under budget’ in no small part due to our commercial systems and team, and has MAVEN become a model for major mission success.

Following up on our success with MAVEN, designAmerica was chosen by LM for their OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Rendezvous Mission to Asteroid Bennu which was launched Septem 8, 2016. As a key supplier to LM for OSIRIS-Rex we again provided our commercial systems and expert team support from the very beginning of their OSISIRIS-Rex mission for the full satellite life cycle continuing on-orbit success at Asteroid Bennu.

From the many low orbit earth observing science missions under our belt to the Moon with the discovery of water on the lunar south pole with LCROSS, and now at Mars with MAVEN and Asteroid Bennu with OSIRIS-Rex, designAmerica is proving once again that:

Commercial ASIST Means Mission Success!