The most advanced and developed technological solutions are needed for deployment in the defense and space sector, as these two arenas are matters of huge concern for any powerful nation today. With an aim to strengthen its presence in the field of space technology, KinetX, Inc. has announced to launch subsystems for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles or ‘UAVs.’
Banking upon an array of engineers, the company offers its services to the Department of Defense. Its engineers claim commendable experience in satellite and cellular communication systems; and have also been a part of well known institutions and organizations such as Lockheed, Motorola (News - Alert), the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The basic team working at the KinetX Hardware Engineering group has played an instrumental role in development of processors for the Iridium (News - Alert) global satellite communications system. Additionally, some of them have been engaged in the design and development of various systems for NASA shuttle missions and NASA scientific spacecraft.
A workforce comprising of around 70 employees helps KinetX, Inc. in offering enhanced solutions for aerospace sector, although it emphasizes upon the orbital and space flight dynamics for deep space and earth-oriented spacecraft sector as well. It has actively been providing solutions and services for commercial and scientific markets and Department of Defense.
Motorola had played an important role in establishment of the Iridium satellite communications system, and KientX, Inc. offered its contribution during the process in a number of arenas, such as orbital dynamics software, mission planning and earth station calibration.
Recently, the MESSENGER spacecraft had been navigated into an orbit around Mercury, and the company offered its support in that mission as well. Additionally, it has been a part of various contracts related to Department of Defense systems. Some of them are communications systems, satellite systems for missile defense and space situational awareness. The Software Engineering Institute or SEI had awarded a CMMI Level 3 honor to KinetX, Inc.
In March 2011, NASA’s MESSENGER spacecraft fired its main engine for 15 minutes to perform a Mercury capture maneuver and became the first spacecraft in history to orbit the innermost planet to the Sun; and KinetX, Inc. personnel performed key navigation functions for MESSENGER in guiding the spacecraft to Mercury, from its launch on the earth, throughout its trajectory including the gravity assisted flybys, and by determining the orbit and predicting its future evolution, first about the Sun and then about the planet Mercury.
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Edited by Jennifer Russell