Roman Space Telescope (RST)

Roman Space Telescope (formerly known as WFIRST)

OVERVIEW

RST (Roman Space Telescope) is a NASA observatory designed to settle essential questions in the areas of dark energy, exoplanets, and infrared astrophysics.

GENESIS INVOLVEMENT

  • Design (Composites)
  • Project Management
  • Manufacturing of Mockup/Demonstration Unit
  • Electrical PWB design
  • Electrical harness fabrication
  • Design development for avionics
  • EGSE hardware development
  • Critical MGSE hardware development
  • Optics development

Practical Solutions Demonstrated

Design Engineers develop demonstration unit with Composite Materials.

Instrument Carrier showing assembly integration with two instruments.

Demonstrating Interfaces and Integration of Primary Structures

LCRD

Laser Communications Relay Demonstration

OVERVIEW

The Laser Communications Relay Demonstration (LCRD) mission is NASA’s first, long duration optical communications mission. The project will help mature concepts and deliver technologies applicable to both near- Earth and deep space communication network missions.

The investigation will enable a variety of robust, future science and exploration missions, providing a higher data rate and delivering more accurate navigation capabilities with reduced size, weight and power requirements.

GENESIS INVOLVEMENT

  • Technology Consultant
  • Project Management
  • Structural Analysis
  • Optical Module 1 and 2 Blankets

Projects

PROJECTS

Our Work is Our Calling Card.

NASA faced a critical challenge associated with the Hubble Space Telescope (HST) Serving Missions. They needed to transport the sensitive Orbital Replacement Unit (ORU) to and from the Telescope. They came to Genesis with this question: “How do you get components as brittle as an egg, as sensitive to sound as fine crystal, and as temperamental to vibration as a house of cards, shot out of a cannon and have it arrive in one piece?”  

This is the kind of engineering challenge that we love to tackle.  

We’ve provided advanced engineering products to some of the nation’s most exciting space programs, including the Hubble Space Telescope and the James Webb Space Telescope.