Press Release

Emergent Space Technologies Selected as a Prime Contractor on DARPA System F6 Program

By SpaceRef Editor
July 12, 2011
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Greenbelt, MD, TBD, 2011 – Emergent Space Technologies, Inc. (Emergent), a provider of advanced engineering services and solutions to civil, military, and commercial space programs, was awarded a contract by the NASA Ames Research Center to provide cluster flight guidance, navigation, and control (GN&C) algorithms and software for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) System F6 Program.

Emergent’s contract is worth up to $6.7 million over 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 extremely pleased to be a part of DARPA’s System F6 team. Our Cluster Flight solution will provide the program with innovative flight software for collaborative, semi-autonomous navigation, orbit maintenance, and collision avoidance. We look forward to 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 navigation, 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
Ph. +1 (301) 345-1535 ext.150

SpaceRef staff editor.