Teledyne Brown Reaches Milestone on NASA’s Microgravity Glovebox
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (September 29, 2011) — Teledyne Brown Engineering, Inc. today announced that the company reached a 10,000 hour milestone for operations support of NASA’s Microgravity Science Glovebox (MSG), a unique research facility onboard the International Space Station (ISS) used for science and technology investigations.
The MSG was delivered to the ISS in June 2002 by Space Shuttle Endeavour and installed in the U.S. Destiny Laboratory, the primary research laboratory for U.S. payloads. Teledyne Brown supported the development and integration of the facility itself and, in addition to operations support, continues to provide payload integration, testing, and engineering analyses for the MSG project.
“The ISS is an extraordinarily capable science platform, and we are very proud to provide the payload integration and operations functions for NASA,” said Rex Geveden, president, Teledyne Brown Engineering. “This milestone is emblematic of our capabilities which begin with systems design and extend through manufacturing and operations of complex engineered systems.”
Teledyne Brown has more than three decades of experience supporting NASA’s orbiting laboratory efforts. The company’s current support to the ISS Program spans the entire payload operations and integration process, from concept development to hardware fabrication, software development, and on-orbit science operations.
Teledyne Brown Engineering, Inc. is a full-spectrum engineering and advanced manufacturing company with operations in the United States and the United Kingdom. The company provides engineering services, engineered systems and manufactured products to the space, defense and energy markets. Teledyne Brown provides full lifecycle development from concept definition to production and operations. The company has a rich heritage in developing complex systems for space, missile defense, energy and other challenging markets. Find out more about Teledyne Brown Engineering at www.tbe.com.
Teledyne Technologies is a leading provider of sophisticated instrumentation, digital imaging products and software, aerospace and defense electronics, and engineered systems. Teledyne Technologies’ operations are primarily located in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and Mexico. For more information, visit Teledyne Technologies’ website at http://www.teledyne.com.
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