Nelson Engineering Co. delivers practical aerospace design services in support of commercial/private, NASA and United States Air Force (USAF) programs. We understand NASA and USAF regulations, procedures and standards.

Our clients benefit from 20 years of aerospace operations and design experience. Our innovative and cost‐effective design capabilities include:

  • Structural, mechanical and fluid system design and analysis
  • Electrical instrumentation, controls and power system design
  • Hypergolic and cryogenic propellant and high pressure gaseous systems design
  • Launch support and flight hardware processing facility design
  • Finite Element Analysis (FEA)
  • PTC Creo (Pro/Engineer), SolidWorks and AutoCAD Computer Aided Design (CAD)
  • Protective systems design.

Design experience includes:

  • Mechanical and electrical design of access arms, umbilicals and vehicle stabilizer in support of the Space Launch System (SLS) Mobile Launcher (ML) at Kennedy Space Center (KSC).
  • Design and development of flight hardware for International Space Station (ISS) Class D payloads including requirement identification, verification, and analytical integration.
  • Design of the Space Launch Complex 2 Second Stage Direct Hypergolic Propellant Loading System at Vandenberg Air Force Base.
  • Design, engineering and cost options analyses for constructing new Thermal Vacuum and Vibro‐Acoustic Chambers at KSC and retrofitting East and West Vacuum Chambers in the KSC Operations and Checkout (O&C) Building.
  • Systems engineering and design support for Titan, Delta, and Atlas launch support and payload processing facilities located at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station (CCAFS).
  • Troubleshooting and analysis of electronics for a long‐range phased‐array radar facility at Eglin Air Force Base.
  • Systems engineering analysis and design of a replacement air cleanliness verification system at the NAVSTAR Global Positioning System (GPS) Processing Facility (NPF) per USAF processing requirements for the GPS IIF Program.