Press Release

Emergent Space Technologies is Awarded Option Period 1 on DARPA System F6 Program

By SpaceRef Editor
November 18, 2011
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Emergent Space Technologies, Inc. (Emergent), a provider of advanced engineering services and solutions to civil, military, and commercial space programs, was awarded Option Period 1 to its 6-month base contract with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) for the System F6 Program. Under this contract, Emergent is providing cluster flight guidance, navigation, and control (GN&C) algorithms and software for spacecraft that utilize the System F6 fractionated space systems architecture.

Emergent’s contract is worth up to $6.7 million over a 2.5-year period of performance (6-month base plus two 1-year options). Emergent, a certified CMMI Level 3 software developer, will perform systems engineering, algorithm design, flight software development, integration, and verification and validation, including hardware-in-the-loop testing, for the program’s Cluster Flight Technical Area.
Emergent’s President, Dr. George Davis, said, “Emergent is excited to be a continuing member of DARPA’s System F6 team. Our Cluster Flight solution will provide the GN&C flight software needed for collaborative, semi-autonomous navigation, orbit maintenance, and collision avoidance. We look forward to working with our System F6 Program partners in helping DARPA revolutionize the way complex space systems are developed.”

Emergent, headquartered in Greenbelt, MD, is a Small Business specializing in the research, development, and application of advanced GN&C, communication, and information technologies. Emergent has additional offices in Denver and Colorado Springs, CO; Houston and Austin, TX; and Albuquerque, NM.

For more information on Emergent, please go to

Everett Cary, Vice-President
est_info [at]
Ph. +1 (301) 345-1535 ext.150

SpaceRef staff editor.