UTC Aerospace Systems
- Technology Development
Contact InformationDarren J. Samplatsky 860-654-3112 firstname.lastname@example.org
The heritage of UTC Aerospace Systems (UTAS) spans the course of 100 years, tracing its roots to the founding of the Sundstrand Corp. in 1905 and Hamilton Standard in 1919. This deep-rooted commitment to aerospace has positioned UTAS to be a leader in human spaceflight for more than fifty years. From the Gemini and Apollo programs through every crewed NASA space program since, we have produced safe, human rated, life support system hardware that has helped NASA achieve many of its historic accomplishments. UTAS technologies have been used to overcome daunting technical challenges ranging from landing people on the moon to establishing a permanent habited facility in lower earth orbit (LEO). Today UTAS technologies are being applied to create commercial supply capability for the International Space Station (ISS), and reaching out again beyond the bounds of LEO to Exploration missions never achieved before. With 3 major facilities dedicated to advancing space systems technologies, UTAS is among NASA’s most trusted suppliers of technologically advanced aerospace products and operational support services for the ISS.
- Engineering services for developing products and/or integrating life support systems for protecting and supporting human life in challenging environments
- Sustaining Engineering services including real-time mission support of on-orbit operations for spaceflight hardware.
- Payload integration services for supporting ground-based, space-borne systems and platforms
- EVA Systems program management, product development, assembly & test, and sustaining engineering/operations services for EVA flight technologies and their associate ground support systems
- UTAS ISS hardware has been delivered to the US government under government contracts and is under the control of NASA project management.
- UTAS has an extensive history of developing technologies and hardware for the ISS that include, but are not limited to the following human life support system functions:
- Atmosphere Revitalization
- Air and Water monitoring
- Water Processing
- Metabolic Waste Management
- Fire Detection & Suppression
Ground and/or Flight-based Research Support Services:
- Hardware development and certification in accordance with SSP 50835, ISS pressurized Volume Hardware Common Interface Requirements Document. This includes developing and obtaining approvals of the applicable safety paperwork and processing Government Certification Approval Requests (GCAR).
- Project management of hardware development adheres to the management process outlined in EA-WI-023, Project Management of GFE Flight Projects.
- Integration with other hardware providers and hardware items, including international partners.
- Support creation of on-orbit procedures and crew training.
- Real-time mission support and continuous analysis of data down linked from ISS.
- Failure investigation, troubleshooting and resolution of hardware and system issues.