Metis Technology Partners, LLC (MTP), a joint venture between Axient LLC and Metis Technology Solutions, Inc.., moved back United States Space Force (USSF) Pad Security Support Agreement (PSSC) IIa single indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract with a maximum value of $53.5 million.
MTP will partner with Space Launch Delta 45 (SLD 45) to facilitate the safe launch of DoD National Security Space, National Aeronautics Space Administration (NASA), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), commercial and naval missions.
MTP will provide oversight of hazardous and safety-critical operations at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station and other sites, such as Kennedy Space Center, Patrick Space Force Base, Los Angeles Air Force Base, Vandenberg Space Force Base and other locations in Utah, Alabama, Virginia, Georgia and others as requested by customer.
With the option of firm fixed price, cost plus fixed and reimbursable cost task orders, the PSSC II contract provides a broad range of operational and technical services to SLD 45’s comprehensive security program. The PSSC II MTP team will add value to the ever-growing launch operations on the Eastern Range, which are expected to exceed 60 launches in 2022, while striving to ensure public safety in partnership with SLD 45.
Key mission performance areas include: overseeing flight termination system integration and verification; refueling/draining of spacecraft; spacecraft and launch vehicle lifting and transport operations; launch operations; and incident response. Additionally, the MTP team will develop launch safety planning documentation, provide engineering reviews for new space elevator programs to characterize hazards, conduct pad safety training, and provide risk reduction. as part of range safety approval. In addition, the team will administer, facilitate and implement the certification/recertification program for pressure vessels/systems at SLD 45.
Metis Technology Partners is a joint venture formed under the Small Business Administration Protected Mentor program. Protégé Company and Joint Venture Managing Member, Metis Technology Solutions, is an all-female small business and aerospace software and systems engineering company headquartered in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Axient is a systems engineering and technical services company based in Huntsville, Alabama. The company has 30 years of experience providing superior engineering and systems services to aerospace customers, including multiple USSF contracts.
“MTP is dedicated to launch safety, and our systems engineering team brings a wealth of aerospace expertise and experience to SLD 45 missions.,” mentioned Joy Colucci, Managing Partner of the MTP Joint Venture and Founder and CEO of Metis. “The Metis team is committed to providing innovative solutions to meet today’s aerospace challenges, and we look forward to working with Axient to support launch base operations..”
“We are proud to continue to deliver exceptional performance to the US Space Force and its launch safety mission. Axient looks forward to continuing its legacy of more than 15 years with this customer providing market-leading launch and range safety expertise on this contract.,” mentioned patrick murphyPresident and CEO of Axient.