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January 1, 2011

Vantage Systems to Support NASA GSFC Astrophysics Science Division

Vantage Systems, Inc. has been awarded a four year contract to provide Application Programming and Computer Software Support to the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Astrophysics Science Division (ASD), one of the world’s largest and most diverse astrophysical organizations.   Our support includes:

RXTE Guest Observer Facility (GOF) - Provide support for questions that come into the RXTE help desk.  Maintain operation of the automated pipeline processing of RXTE data.

Swift Data Center - Provide data management support for the processing and distribution of the data collected by Swift Gamma-ray Burst Explorer, and support the maintenance and enhancement of the data processing software in support of the Swift Data Center.

Support HEASARC's role in VAO - The purpose of this task is to provide support for ASD's role in the Virtual Astronomical Observatory.  This includes maintaining the data and metadata for multiple missions hosted within NASA’s High Energy Astrophysics Science Archive Research Center (HEASARC) database.  As well, this task will provide software development and operations maintenance on related software applications and provide science user community support and programming assistance.

HEASARC Support - Maintain NASA’s High Energy Astrophysics Science Archive Research Center Website.  Provide technical support for proposal activities, data documentation, senior reviews, and conference attendance.

Suzaku Data Center - Provide support and development for existing pipeline processing for Suzaku at GSFC.  Handle and maintain data, databases, and networks for the Suzaku mission.  Develop software as required for the program.  Assist with user support on the data pipelines.

IXO & Astro-H Missions- Provide IXO and Astro-H mission website support.  Present IXO information at professional conferences, meeting, and committees including manning a booth.  Organize and conduct outreach events for these missions.  Lastly, proofread, edit, and format documentation for these missions.