TITUSVILLE, FLORIDA – August 15, 2013 – Command and Control Technologies Corporation has completed installation and test of a new ground control system at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. The new system, developed under contract to the Virginia Commercial Space Flight Authority, automates remote control of all launch pad systems at the new multi-user Launch Pad 0A. This facility is designed to support a variety of medium lift, liquid oxygen and kerosene-fueled rockets launching on easterly trajectories. The new system, known as the Universal Ground Control System, is based on CCT’s commercial Command and Control Toolkit™ software that also automates launch operations in Alaska and California.
“The new control system is reconfigurable to accommodate many types of launch vehicles, spacecraft, and payloads,” said Rodney Davis, Chief Technology Officer. “Its first full use it will allow Orbital Sciences to launch their Antares Cygnus mission with far fewer people than traditionally required.”
Command and Control Technologies Corporation provides real-time mission critical automation to help decision makers control their operations efficiently and effectively. Based in Titusville, Florida near NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, CCT specializes in the design and development of highly automated control systems for mission critical applications like range control, space launch, automated perimeter security, and industrial process control. See www.cctcorp.com for more information.