Teamwork! Flexibility! Responsiveness! These are the cornerstones of the Tec-Masters Engineering Template. Adaptability is our principle strength for the technical needs of our diverse customer base. Tec-Masters’ engineers, senior scientists, software developers and technicians design, develop and prototype with training and skills uniquely suited to any given task.
Tec-Masters engineering work with the International Space Station (ISS) involves payload integration, payload operations and post-flight operations. We work with NASA and ESA hardware developers to integrate experiment hardware into the American and Russian launch vehicles, and the ISS. Our hardware experiment integration includes verification of requirements compliance, testing and analysis, integration documentation support and safety engineering support.
We offer a structured team approach to payload operations support including:
- Development of crew procedures for installation, setup, execution and removal of investigation hardware;
- Crew training courseware for investigation hardware operations; and,
- Real time console operations support
During post-flight operations, Tec-Masters supports payload investigators by performing data analysis, processing of reference ground samples and identifying any lessons learned.
Design and Development
Tec-Masters implements a structured team approach in which personnel are selected and assigned in accordance with unique project and/or end item requirements. This approach enables Tec-Masters to quickly address each customer’s needs, making optimal use of human resources and minimizing cost to the customer. This approach requires that we maintain an engineering team with strong core competencies and a broad skills base, thus enabling our people to transcend typical discipline boundaries and resolve complex engineering problems. Our approach further enables us to quickly execute design, development, manufacturing and assembly activities to meet a customer’s requirements. Tec-Masters ensures that our engineering professionals receive the support and resources to respond quickly and efficiently to any engineering design and development project.
Tec-Masters has been representing the interests of researchers to the International Space Station (ISS) Payloads Office and its predecessors for over 20 years. As an example, in performing the Microgravity Science Glovebox (MSG) payload integration function for the last 10 years, Tec-Masters has represented all 20+ MSG researchers to the ISS Payloads Office. This included roles in manifesting, integration, verification, CoFR, safety, and operations including support for procedure development, training and real-time console operations. Tec-Masters has over 10 years’ experience in representing the commercial research community to the ISS through the Office of Commercial Payloads (OCP) and Space Product Development (SPD) Office. In addition, Tec-Masters supports the DoD on multiple hardware and software projects including MLRS, MILES, RDSIS, SOLD, THAAD and a host of others since 1988.