OCI PACE

Ocean Color Instrument - Plankton, Aerosol, Cloud, ocean Ecosystem

AESMIR
Astro-H
Astro Courier
ATLAS
CATS
GEDI
HST (Hubble)
LCRD

OVERVIEW

Measuring the color of the ocean provides important information about the health of the Earth’s oceans. The ocean is composed of many different substances which can contribute to the scattering of light at different wavelengths. One important substance is phytoplankton (marine based algae) which contributes to the greenish color of the ocean and is used to monitor and is an important sink for carbon dioxide.

GENESIS INVOLVEMENT

OCI Optical Analysis

We are supporting the OCI (Ocean Color Instrument) by working in the analysis of the OCI optical system. Stray light can interfere with the quality of the OCI measurements by affecting its accuracy. Stray light analysis helps to ensure that the OCI is measuring what it intends to and that most of the errant light entering the optical system is blocked by the detector. Optical tolerancing analysis provides an overall uncertainty budget in the optical systems ensuring that the instrument will meet its goals.

OCI Thermal Radiator

We are supporting the OCI by working in the analysis of the OCI optical system. Stray light can interfere with the quality of the OCI measurements by affecting its accuracy. Stray light analysis helps to ensure that the OCI is measuring what it intends to and that most of the errant light entering the optical system is blocked by the detector. Optical tolerancing analysis provides an overall uncertainty budget in the optical systems ensuring that the instrument will meet its goals.

Roman Space Telescope (RST)

Roman Space Telescope (formerly known as WFIRST)

AESMIR
Astro-H
Astro Courier
ATLAS
CATS
GEDI
HST (Hubble)
LCRD

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

AESMIR
Astro-H
Astro Courier
ATLAS
CATS
GEDI
HST (Hubble)
LCRD

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

AESMIR
Astro-H
Astro Courier
ATLAS
CATS
GEDI
HST (Hubble)
LCRD

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.  

SPS in SPACE.com

The Genesis Single-Person-Spacecraft was recently written about in SPACE.com, spotlighting the recent tests conducted at the AMRO Fabricating Corp in LA.

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