The excitement builds at NASA
“With the delivery of the SLS core stage for Artemis I, we have all the parts of the rocket at Kennedy for the first Artemis mission,” said John Honeycutt, the SLS program manager at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, “Our team looks forward to working with the Exploration Ground Systems team as all these huge pieces come together to build America’s Moon rocket” (Barging In: Artemis I Core Stage Arrives at Kennedy, April 28, 2021).
Nelson’s Contribution: Ground Support Engineering
Nelson provided day-to-day management, planning, coordination, and problem-solving to ensure GSE subsystems met NASA’s requirements.
Vice President and Director of Design Engineering
Nelson delivers extensive design and construction support to the ground systems necessary to support the SLS and Orion programs. Our day-to-day management, planning, coordination, and problem-solving ensure GSE and GSS designs meet requirements. We produce reliable command and control systems and electrical interfaces between the launch pad, processing facilities, ML, and the Launch Control Center (LCC). Nelson has an impeccable record of responding to evolving requirements. Vehicle design changes naturally impacted GSE designs resulting in revisions to plans. Our designs consistently meet technical, schedule, budget, and quality expectations.
Mobile Launcher for the Artemis I mission departs Launch Pad 39B
About Nelson Engineering Co.
Founded in 1993, Nelson Engineering Co. is a small, employee-owned engineering firm headquartered in Merritt Island, FL. We blend the preparation of drawings and specifications, engineering studies, cost estimates, scheduling, environmental assessments and remediation, design reports, master planning, construction support with lifecycle asset management expertise. We employ over 100 professionals in the mechanical, electrical, civil, chemical, industrial, environmental, safety, fire protection, and aerospace disciplines.
We’ve worked at 17 NASA centers and sites. Nelson Engineering holds four (4) prime contracts with NASA and eight (8) subcontracts.