Avum provides a variety of engineering and scientific solutions to meet our clients' need for highly skilled specialty services in support of spacecraft design, test, and operations. Our professional capabilities span a wide range of scientific needs, from spacecraft data handling systems to thermal engineering. Our experience and technical expertise also enable us to provide engineering products to support concurrent engineering and demanding schedules within a customer facility. Our engineering services embrace the entire development process, from proposal to launch, providing our clients with compliant, cost effective solutions to help them attain their goals.Avum excels in system analysis, architecture, development, integration, and test, for mission support and launch operations services.
Avum has provided and continues to provide capabilities in research and development, engineering, and support services for space systems. Our past experience includes an engineering team that worked with clients such as Lockheed Martin, California Institute of Technology, and NASA/JPL, uniquely qualifying our scientists and engineers for the challenges of developing space exploration systems.
In 2003, a team of Avum engineers was responsible for designing and successfully supporting the launch of the largest Space Infrared Telescope Facility (SIRTF) ever placed in Earth orbit for NASA's Great Observatories Program. Using infrared wavelength, the Spitzer Space Telescope was able to provide never before observed "dark matter" images of space in its 30-month mission. Dark matter is important in understanding the total mass of the Universe, 99 percent of which is thought to be other than stars that emanate visible light that we see in the night sky.
Additionally, Avum engineers partnered on several projects with Lockheed Martin and NASA, such as the Gravity Probe B mission, which was designed to measure two predictions made by Einstein's general theory of relativity.
Avum provided scientific consulting on the Galactic Survey Telescope project for thermal engineering, astrophysics, and mission operations planning.
We stand ready to continue applying our engineers’ expertise and skill set in:
- Astrophysics & Mission Operations Planning
- Spacecraft and Ground Systems Electronic Hardware Design
- Space Environment Effects, Materials Applications
- Power Distribution System and Electrical Harness
- Thermal Analysis and Thermal Control System Design
- Command & Data Handling Electronics Integration and Test
- Data System Architecture