NASA Chooses SRA for Constellation Launch Control Systems
[Satellite Today 12-17-08] NASA’s Kennedy Space Center awarded a contract to SRA International to support NASA’s Constellation program, SRA announced Dec. 17.
SRA’s Spacecraft Command Language software package will provide NASA engineers with the tools to process the new Ares launch vehicle, the replacement for the space shuttle, and provide real-time monitoring and control of the launch control infrastructure. The software also will be used to monitor ground support equipment, control the refueling process, regulate countdown sequencing and review and test the Ares vehicle prior to and during countdown.
NASA has used Spacecraft Command Language as a flight software product for more than 10 years.