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November 8, 2011

NASA selects Vantage Partners LLC of Lanham, Md., for GESS-3 Contract

NASA has selected Vantage Partners LLC of Lanham, Md., to provide engineering and scientific services to the Glenn Research Center in Cleveland. For further information click here

August 15, 2011

Vantage Systems Receives ISO 9001:2008 Certification

Vantage Systems, Inc. received its ISO 9001:2008 Certification after a thorough independent audit of its Quality Management System (QMS) by Quality Systems Registrars, Inc. The certification confirms that Vantage received written assurance by an independent external body that its management system has been audited and verified that it conforms to the requirements specified in the ISO 9001:2008 standard.

 ISO 9001:2008 applies to Vantage’s QMS processes that influence the exceptional product or service quality it delivers. Within the scope of the Certification to design and develop multi-disciplinary engineering and information technology services and solutions and provide ongoing maintenance support, Vantage enables its clients to achieve their goals by providing critical engineering and information technology services and solutions through a talented, experienced, and high-integrity work force.

 “This Certification marks a pivotal moment in Vantage’s history as we focus on expanded strategies that will pave the way for future growth and stability. ISO 9001:2008 is a key indicator of our commitment to providing measurable, quality engineering and IT services to our clients nationwide,” commented Vantage’s President and Chief Executive Officer, Joseph Polk.

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.

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.

April 5, 2010

Vantage Systems Awarded Contract for Multidisciplinary Engineering Support ExPRESS Logistics Carrier (ELC) Program

NASA Goddard Space Flight Center awarded Vantage Systems, Inc. a contract to provide engineering expertise in support of the Expedite the Processing of Experiments to Space Station (ExPRESS) Logistics Carrier (ELC) project. Vantage will provide multidisciplinary engineering services to include the areas of program management, systems engineering, materials, structural analysis and loads, mechanical design, electromechanical design, thermal, manufacturing, integration and test, logistics and IT.

This contract is a follow on to a previous contract awarded to Vantage in 2007 by which Vantage was   instrumental during the development, testing, and integration of the ELC project and was  involved with ELC from systems requirements development through the hardware verification and launch phases.  Vantage staff has been involved and supported ELC in many areas including mechanical, electrical/avionics, harness design and fabrication, integration and test (I&T), structural, software and IT and management.

Joe Polk, Vantage President and CEO, commented, “The NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) has been a satisfied Vantage customer since 1993, and we welcome the opportunity to continue to provide quality service via this ELC contract. We have a solid track record of success and delivery of best quality products and services on the ELC program as well as numerous other GSFC programs.”