Press Release

NASA Approves Exploration Systems Mission Spending on Qualtech Diagnostic Software

By SpaceRef Editor
November 15, 2005
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NASA has authorized a $5 million purchase agreement covering diagnostic and maintenance software and services from Qualtech Systems Inc. (QSI) for the space agency’s Exploration Systems Mission Directorate (ESMD).

The ESMD is the first stage of Project Constellation, the ambitious space exploration agenda announced by President George W. Bush in January, 2004. Project Constellation calls for eventual manned exploration of Mars and other remote sites within the solar system by the middle of the century.

A recognized leader in advanced diagnostics and remote equipment maintenance, Qualtech produces software that will be used to test and maintain all the systems and space vehicles required for the multi-faceted project over the next five years including NASA’s new Crew Exploration Vehicle (CEV).

“Because we’ve worked with NASA personnel for many years now, we have a good understanding of the design issues facing the agency’s system engineers,” said Qualtech Chief Technology Officer Dr. Somnath Deb. “We’re going to custom design and supply the software and train NASA personnel in the operation and utilization of our graphical modeling TEAMS toolset to support the next generation of human spacecraft.”

Every aspect of the Exploration System Mission – including the CEV launch vehicle, a lunar surface access module, Earth Departure Stage, Ground support system, in-space support system, destination surface systems and other systems components – will be impacted by the Qualtech A&O toolkit. Qualtech tools will make it possible for system engineers to analyze complex and rapidly evolving system designs and proposed technologies, track design decisions, evaluate reliability and availability of various mission components and perform a host of analytical tasks to enhance the performance of mission components.

Founded in 1993, Qualtech Systems, Inc. is a leader in advanced diagnostics and system health management software solutions. QSI products enable original equipment manufacturers, service and maintenance organizations to reduce the cost of design, development, and life cycle support of complex systems. The company’s software solutions allow field service engineers to operate at the highest standards of excellence – significantly reducing troubleshooting time, increasing system availability and substantially lowering costs. In addition to NASA, other Qualtech aerospace customers include Honeywell, Boeing and Pratt & Whitney.


Agency Contact
Michael Trahan Public Relations
Michael Trahan, 860-345-7449


QSI Contact
Chuck Vallurupalli, 860-257-8014
Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

SpaceRef staff editor.