GENSAT-1

Genesis Satellite - 1

OVERVIEW

GenSat-1 is a small satellite designed to carry two scientific payloads into polar orbit. The satellite will be collecting data on space weather using a fluxgate magnetometer provided by NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center. Also, in collaboration with GSFC and Kansas University the satellite carries a sensor for measuring solar proton events. 

Genesis is responsible for building, integrating, testing, and operating the satellite from the Genesis Maryland facility using our newly constructed ground control center.

Orbit and Instruments

GES Mission Control Center

Launch Vehicle Virgin Orbit Launcher One

LISA

Laser Interferometer Space Antenna

OVERVIEW

LISA is a space-based gravitational wave observatory building on the success of LISA Pathfinder and LIGO.
Led by ESA, the LISA mission is a collaboration of ESA, NASA, and an international consortium of scientists.

Laser Interferometer Space Antenna

GENESIS INVOLVEMENT

— Optical Analysis 

MUSTANG

Modular Unified Space Technology Avionics for Next Generation

OVERVIEW

Goddard Space Flight Center’s new generation of spacecraft control electronics and science Instrument Data Processing Unit (IDPU) electronics design is nearly complete.

GENESIS INVOLVEMENT

— OCI Optical Analysis 
— Printed Wiring Board Design
— Electrical / FPGA Design
— Integration & Test
— Hardware Procurement
— PWA Manufacturing

DETAILS

Modular Unified Space Technology Avionics for Next Generation (MUSTANG), also known as MMS Derived Avionics (MDA), was developed using GSFC internal funds and funds from the Goddard Plankton, Aerosol, Cloud, ocean Ecosystem (PACE) mission. It is baselined for PACE, the Goddard Ocean Color Instrument (OCI), the Goddard Global Ecosystem Dynamics Investigation (GEDI) Power Controller Unit, and the JPL Multi-Angle Imager for Aerosols (MAIA) Instrument Electronics. The designs, although not the form factor, for the processor, comm card, low voltage power supply, power monitor card, solar array module, segment module, heater module, and engine valve driver have been adopted by the WFIRST project. The Goddard team has worked closely with key Goddard contractors, such as Genesis Engineering, who supported the design and manufacture of a number the MUSTANG cards.