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April 6, 2010

Vantage Systems Awarded ELC Transition Sustaining Engineering Contract

Vantage Systems, Inc. was awarded a 5-year contract to provide Sustaining Engineering (SE) Services to support the International Space Station (ISS) ExPRESS Logistics Carrier (ELC) project office at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC).  Vantage will support GSFC in transitioning SE to ISS in order to ensure continuous support to the Johnson Space Center ISS External Carriers Office for ISS activities.  The project includes the provision of ELC mission transition planning and related activities and integration of products and support.

Vantage will support the ELC project in the following areas:

  • Sustain engineering activities
  • Sustain engineering efforts for transition
  • Sustain engineering for transfer of data
  • Web application development and maintenance
  • Data reduction
  • Electronic media and document services
  • Educational outreach

The ISS is an Earth-orbiting facility that supports long duration human habitation and scientific/technological research activities in the microgravity environment of low earth orbit.  GSFC is partnered with the ISS program for the Expedite the Processing of Experiments to Space Station (ExPRESS) Logistics Carriers (ELC).  NASA/GSFC is providing ISS with five ELC to be used as logistic carriers/science platforms aimed to bring up to ISS items related to engineering/logistic purposes and scientific payloads.