Teledyne Brown Engineering (TBE) and Oakman Aerospace, Inc. (OAI) announce a partnership centered on the Multi-User System for Earth Sensing (MUSES) which was launched on June 3, 2017 and is currently operating aboard the International Space Station (ISS). This platform was developed as part of a cooperative agreement with Teledyne Brown Engineering and NASA and will provide opportunities for imaging, technology demonstration, and space qualification payloads supporting commercial, research, scientific studies, and humanitarian efforts.
Accommodating up to four payloads simultaneously, MUSES offers the ability to robotically change, upgrade, and service instruments placed aboard the ISS. In cooperation with NASA, MUSES payloads have the unique ability to returned= to earth allowing for post-mission analysis and preservation of investment through the reusability of the instrument and canister.
In order to minimize instrument modifications and reduce time to launch, Teledyne Brown Engineering is working with OAI to develop a rapid integration, standard interface that will reduce customer cost and integration time. The standard interface will enable communication from payloads to MUSES and the ISS environment without modification or re-design. OAI’s interface can also be configured to support standard satellite busses if a free-flyer mission is the customer’s ultimate goal.
Customers will develop a sensor or component’s interfaces to support its intended mission. Leveraging OAI’s modular and open-system architectures background, the hardware will seamlessly integrate the payload into the MUSES environment. Customers receive the benefit of accelerated development, by the use of a technology demonstration flight, without the penalty of additional design effort or increased risk.
About Oakman Aerospace, Inc.
Oakman Aerospace, Inc. is a private, woman veteran-owned small business focused on total end-to-end space systems engineering providing: rapid and responsive space system architectures, modular spacecraft/satellite design & development, mission/payload and data distribution services, and, specialized RF phenomenology, products and services. More information can be found at www.oak-aero.com
About Teledyne Brown Engineering
Teledyne Brown Engineering is an industry leader in full-spectrum engineering and advanced manufacturing solutions for harsh environments for the space, defense, energy, and marine industries. For over six decades the company has successfully delivered innovative systems, integration, operations and technology development worldwide. For more information about Teledyne Brown Engineering visit: www.tbe.com
About Teledyne Technologies Incorporated
Teledyne Technologies Incorporated (NYSE:TDY) is a leading provider of sophisticated instrumentation, digital imaging products and software, aerospace and defense electronics and engineered systems. Teledyne Technologies has multiple operations in the United States and worldwide. More information about Teledyne Technologies can be found at www.teledyne.com