Past Experience

Magnetospheric Multiscale Mission (MMS)

The Vertex Aerospace thermal engineering team was chosen by NASA early in the MMS conceptual design phase. Over the years and through the life cycle of the MMS mission the thermal engineering team has grown and Vertex Aerospace continues to play a major role in the thermal design, analysis, implementation and testing of the MMS Thermal Control System (TCS).

http://mms.gsfc.nasa.gov/

TacSat-3

The Vertex Aerospace principal thermal engineers Mr. Teti and Mr. Zara while employed by ATK Space (formerly Swales Aerospace) provided thermal engineering expertise in the design, analysis at testing of the TacSat-3 thermal control system (TCS). Mr. Teti developed and presented the thermal design for the Preliminary Design Review (PDR) to the Air Force Research Lab (AFRL) who awarded the competative contract to ATK Space (formerly Swales Aerospace). Mr. Zara continued as the Product Design Lead (PDL) for the TacSat-3 TCS. As PDL Mr. Zara designed, analyzed, implemented and tested the final TacSat-3 TCS. The TacSat-3 satellite was successfully launched on May 19, 2009.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TacSat-3

Time History of Events and Macroscale Interactions during Substorms (THEMIS) Mission

The Vertex Aerospace principal thermal engineers Mr. Teti and Mr. Zara while employed by ATK Space (formerly Swales Aerospace) provided thermal engineering expertise in the design, analysis at testing of the THEMIS thermal control system (TCS). Mr. Teti developed and presented the conceptual thermal design for the NASA proposal. Following the award to ATK Space (formerly Swales Aerospace) Mr. Teti transitioned the Product Design Lead (PDL) role to Mr. Zara. As THEMIS PDL Mr. Zara designed, analyzed, implemented and tested the final THEMIS TCS. The constellation of five satellites, THEMIS was cessfully launched on February 17, 2007.

http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/themis/main/index.html

Earth Observing-1

The Vertex Aerospace principal thermal engineers Mr. Teti and Mr. Zara while employed by ATK Space (formerly Swales Aerospace) provided thermal engineering expertise in the design, analysis at testing of the EO-1 thermal control system (TCS). Following the award to ATK Space (formerly Swales Aerospace) Mr. Teti was assigned as the Product Design Lead (PDL) and as a engineering student Mr. Zara supported the EO-1 thermal analysis effort. As EO-1 PDL Mr. Teti was responsible for the entire EO-1 mission thermal subsystem life cycle. Mr. Teti and Mr. Zara analyzed, implemented and tested the final EO-1 TCS. The EO-1 satellite was successfully launched on November 21, 2000 and is still in operation today.

http://eo1.gsfc.nasa.gov/

http://spaceflightnow.com/news/n0201/21eo1extend/