GENSAT-1

Genesis Satellite - 1

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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

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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 

GEN 6000

GEN6OOO

OVERVIEW

Originally called “Space Cube 2.0” Genesis licensed Goddard’s technology and renamed it GEN6000. This design is an in-flight reconfigurable Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) based on-board hybrid science data processing system.

Services Provided by Genesis

PWA Manufacturing

PWA Electrical Testing

Printed Wiring Board Design

Electrical / FPGA Design

details

GEN6000 technology provides 10x to 100x improvements in on-board computing power while lowering relative power consumption and cost. 

The GEN6000 design strategy incorporates commercial 
radiation-tolerant FPGA technology and couples it with an integrated upset detection and correction architecture to provide reliable “order of magnitude” improvements in computing power over traditional radiation-hardened flight systems.

Software Performance Testing at GSFC

Having passed the standard suite of component and board-level electrical tests,
this GEN6000 unit is set up at NASA GSFC for a final 2-week long test using flight-like software.

Space Avionics

Space Avionics

OVERVIEW

Our class 100K avionic lab houses a skilled manufacturing team backed by experienced designers. We utilize board layout design software and a wide range of equipment.

our equipment

Automated Stencil Printer

Wave Solder Machine

Electrovert OmniFlo
10-Hot Gas 
Reflow Oven

Mycronics Automated Pick and Place

Aqueous Cleaner

Conformal Coat Equipment

Rehm Thermal System

 

CondensoXS Vacuum

Condensation Soldering System

Circuit Card Assembly(CCA) Lamination

Class Zero Workstations

Lead Forming and Tinning

Forced Hot Gas Rework Station

NIST Calibration Requirement

Genesis is licensed to produce and market the NASA GSFC SpaceCube 2.0 design, GEN6000, which utilizes reconfigurable processor technology.

Our end-to-end Space Avionics capabilities include 
the following demonstrated circuit card processes which meet all NASA requirements:

Surface Mount Technology

— Leadless Chip Carriers

— Ball Grid Array (1760)

— Column Grid Array (1760)

— Chip Capacitors/ Resistors

— TSOP & Flatpack

— Lamination Process

    2 PWBs Mounted to Heatsink

— Hypertronics cPCI Connectors

Avionic and Electrical Certifications

IPC J-STD-001– Space Addendum to IPC J-STD-001 Requirements for Soldered Electrical and Electronic Connections

NASA-STD-8739.3 – Soldered Electrical Connections

NASA-STD-8739.4 – Crimping, Interconnecting Cables, Harnesses and Wiring

 

NASA-STD-8739.1 Polymeric Application and Inspection

NASA-STD 8739.1 Mate/Demate connector training

300-PG-8730.6.1 ESD Control Plan

Cleanroom

Confined Space

Electrical

Electrical

OVERVIEW

We’re known for the quality and innovation of the custom Electrical Hardware we build for the aerospace industry. Our manufacturing team fabricates flight hardware, and equipment for critical ground support testing.

We also offer clients our Counterfeit Detection Program which uses an XRF Machine to detect counterfeit components and prohibitive materials to ensure they’re receiving reliable parts.

Whether your design needs to be built-to-print, or your concept flows from our electrical design team, your electrical hardware will be custom fabricated to NASA aerospace standards.

Electrical products

— Flight Hardware – Harness and Cables with supporting documentation and certifications.

— Electrical Ground Support Equipment (EGSE) for Environmental Testing (TVac and Vibration)

— Test Racks

— Custom Breakout Boxes and Cables

Current electrical
project support

Radar for Europa Assessment and Sounding: Ocean to Near Surface (REASON)

Multi Angle Imager for Aerosols (MAIA)

Restore L

X-ray Imaging and Spectroscopy Mission (XRISM)
(formerly XARM)

Electrical capabilities

DESIGN

Flight and non flight harnessing, Electrical Ground Support Equipment (EGSE) interface boxes and equipment racks, simulators and data acquisition equipment

FABRICATION

Flight and non flight harnessing, Electrical Ground Support Equipment (EGSE) interface boxes and equipment racks, simulators and data acquisition equipment

INTEGRATION

Harness layout and integration

TEST

Harness, Electronics box, Electrical Ground Support Equipment (EGSE) Certification, flight electronics procedure generation and implementation

DOCUMENTATION

Includes End Item Data Package complete with As Built Test Verifications such as High Pot and Continuity Testing

DELIVER

Hand carry delivery, insured shipping or integration as appropriate

JWST – IEC

James Webb Space Telescope Integrated Science Instrument Module (ISIM) Electronics Compartment (IEC)
JWST NASA ES CSA logo
ISIM Electronics Compartment (IEC) logo

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JWST-IEC mirrors and shields opening
IEC is located behind the mirrors in the bottom boxed section.
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OVERVIEW

The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) is an orbiting infrared observatory that will take the place of the Hubble Space Telescope at the end of its mission. Genesis Engineering Solutions was contracted to develop the Integrated Science Instrument Module (ISIM) Electronics Compartment (IEC) also knows as Region 2 of the JWST. This involves developing a light weight composite structure with optical reflective louver systems; this heat emitting system functions as a state-of-the-art radiator for space application.

The goal of the JWST is to study the 
universe at the important but previously unobserved epoch of galaxy formation. It will peer through dust to witness the birth of stars and planetary systems similar to our own. Utilizing JWST, scientists hope to get a better understanding of the intriguing dark matter problem. JWST is also a key element in NASA’s Origins Program.

GENESIS INVOLVEMENT

Products:

— Composite Structures
— Thermal Blanketing
— Harness, Cabling, Routing
— Ground Support Equipment

Services:

— Design
— Analysis (Thermal & Structural)
— Fabrication and Integration
Project Management

Facilities:

— Genesis’ Integration Space and Class 10 Cleanroom
— Composite Fabrication Facility

Highlights:

— Design, Manufacture, Integration, Test, and Support for Region 2 of the telescope
— Composite shell design houses the telescope electronics
— Innovative optical reflective louver design made of composite materials
— Thermal system incorporates critical heat-emitting solution

GEDI

Global Ecosystem Dynamics Investigation

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OVERVIEW

The Global Ecosystem Dynamics Investigation (GEDI) lidar will reveal the 3-D architecture of forests. The unprecedented detail of these measurements will provide crucial information about the impact that trees have on the amount of carbon in the atmosphere.

GENESIS INVOLVEMENT

In addition to providing general engineering expertise, our activity and support for the GEDI project includes:

— Assisting with the design, configuration and maintenance of the GEDI laser and BDU experimental setups and build facilities

— Performing incoming acceptance inspections of ETU and flight parts for the laser and BDU

— Assisting as needed with design changes to the laser and BDU systems

— Writing and carrying out flight level procedures and work orders

— Supporting the assembly of the laser and BDU systems

— Logistics assistance on the GEDI laser and BDU including manufacturing process flow, parts tracking and delivery

— Documenting work performed in reports and presentations

— Thermal Blankets

MUSTANG

Modular Unified Space Technology Avionics for Next Generation

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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.