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Our unparalleled experience with advanced technology systems and our wide-ranging program support capabilities work together to make us a premier partner to aerospace, defense and clients at locations around the world. We also have specialized expertise in designing, building and operating the systems, plants and test facilities clients need to refine their products.

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Featured Solutions: NASA

Space Launch System Liquid Oxygen Tank Qualification Test

NASA LOX test

On June 24, 2020, NASA’s SLS Program concluded its structural qualification test campaign at the Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, with the successful testing of the rocket’s liquid oxygen (LOX) tank. JSEG provided essential engineering and technician support for the structural test program that culminated in a critical milestone test for the SLS Artemis I mission. To prepare for the Artemis I flight, a structural test article (STA) of the LOX tank underwent weeks of testing to ensure it is strong enough to withstand the extreme forces it will experience in flight.

Mission Success is in My Hands: Rebecca Crownover

Rebecca Crownover

Our own Becky Crownover, a JSEG team lead in the Component Development Area (CDA), was recently recognized for her contributions to workplace safety and NASA mission success at Marshall Space Flight Center. In a NASA article spotlighting how eight team members at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center make meaningful connections between their jobs and the safety and success of NASA and Marshall missions, Becky said that while her technical aspects of overseeing work orders and timelines to prepare for mission and launch success is an important part of her role, her most important responsibility is keeping her team safe.

Launch Support

As prime contractor for NASA’S Exploration Ground Systems Program at Kennedy Space Center, Jacobs is responsible for the development and operations of flight vehicle components, including integration, processing, testing, launch and recovery. The Jacobs team has helped NASA to modernize and upgrade facilities and ground equipment at KSC to prepare for the launch of the Space Launch System (SLS) and Orion crew vehicle in support of the Artemis Program, which aims to put humans on the Moon by 2024. Examples of this work includes upgrades to the 6-million pound crawler transporter, the 380-foot-tall mobile launcher and launch pad 39B. The launch team is now completing development of the spaceport command and control system software, and is starting to process flight hardware for the launch of SLS and Orion. The Jacobs team also provides technical and engineering support to a variety of commercial space companies, including Lockheed Martin, Boeing, Northrop Grumman and Sierra Nevada.

Space Launch System

Jacobs is providing technical leadership and support to NASA’s Space Launch System Program in the areas of vehicle systems engineering and integration; flight software development; avionics systems integration; lab construction and operation; vehicle structural load development; structural, propulsion and acoustic testing; and design, development and analysis. The Jacobs team also designs and oversees development and test of the Ground Support Equipment required to transport, test, and operate the massive SLS flight hardware on the ground.

Orion

Jacobs is part of the team of engineers supporting development and construction of NASA’s Orion crew capsule, which is built for long-duration, human-rated missions to the moon and into deep space. Jacobs is providing critical engineering, fabrication and testing of Orion’s vital systems to validate strict reliability guidelines that will ensure mission readiness on the first flight to the moon since Apollo. Multiple Jacobs contract operations work as one team to test the Environmental Control Life Support Systems, the Launch Abort System, Capsule Parachute Assembly System and Water Impact Drop and Stress Tests, as well as validating the Thermal Heat Shield withstands re-entry temperatures of more than 4,000 degrees Fahrenheit. The Jacobs team at KSC has developed and produced thousands of heat shield components for Orion.

International Space Station

Jacobs supports cargo delivery to the International Space Station (ISS) for NASA under the Commercial Resupply Services contract at Kennedy Space Center, coordinating logistics of launch payloads in concert with commercial cargo platforms such as Northrup Grumman Cygnus, and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency HTV. The Jacobs teams at both Kennedy and Johnson Space Center have the expertise to manage the life cycle of technical and scientific payloads bound for the ISS, from concept formulation to operational systems integration. They can develop and maintain flight hardware used for experiments, coordinate with scientists to prepare and process experiments, and develop on-orbit crew procedures and plans to support the science. At the Marshall Space Flight Center, Jacobs team members develop, manufacture and test components of the ISS Environmental Control and Life Support System, as well as support materials science experiment design, development and fabrication.

Research, test and facility support

As NASA’s largest professional and technical services provider, Jacobs brings subject matter experts with proven experience in their technical fields, delivering innovative solutions to exploration and research programs across the country. This work includes the operation and maintenance of a variety of unique research and development facilities, including NASA arc jet facilities and wind tunnels, with a long history of supporting similar Department of Defense facilities as well.

Securing and defending our nation’s most critical networks

Jacobs is a premier provider of national security-grade cybersecurity solutions that ensure the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of the world’s most sensitive networks, systems, and data. As a foundational component of our suite of capabilities, we offer integrated cybersecurity solutions that span the cybersecurity lifecycle, as well as standalone capabilities that address specific security challenges.  Our  engineers and systems administrators are currently delivering cybersecurity solutions to the Intelligence Community, USSOCOM and the Missile Defense Agency.

Maximizing our clients’ return on investment

We apply asset management intelligence into the systems and facilities we maintain to reduce the total cost of ownership for our clients and positively impact the communities where we operate. Jacobs addresses every aspect of asset management, from concept to asset retirement. Regardless of the asset’s lifecycle phase – from strategic planning, concept, design, construction, operation, maintenance, or asset extension/retirement – Jacobs deploys our Asset Management Delivery Framework to improve asset effectiveness and reduce the total cost of ownership.

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