Space Operations & Engineering Services
Unsurpassed Customer Focus & Program Performance
We have a proud legacy in space with decades of experience flying the world's most sophisticated spacecraft. Our team of experienced engineers, operations professionals and program managers provide spacecraft systems and subsystems engineering, mission planning, ground systems engineering and management, communications and network services.
NASA, the U.S. Air Force, the U.S. Navy and commercial customers around the world rely on our talented people.
Landsat 8 and 9 Missions
As a joint initiative between U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and NASA, the Landsat Project supports government, commercial, civilian, military, and educational communities and initiatives throughout the United States and worldwide representing the world’s longest continuously acquired collection of space-based moderate-resolution land remote sensing data. For these missions, our team of engineers integrated, tested and delivered the ground system command and control segment known as the Mission Operations Element (MOE). They also performed all of the pre-launch Ground System and mission readiness support and continue to provide ground system expertise to the operations team and hardware refresh support via the MOE contract.
James Webb Space Telescope (JWST)
The James Webb Space Telescope is NASA's flagship mission that will act as the Hubble space telescope's "Successor". Engineers from our team acted as the Lead Project Ground Segment & Operations engineer, the Lead Integrated Instrument Module Operations Engineer, and the Lead Commissioning Engineer for this massive undertaking.
Origins-Spectral Interpretation-Resource-Identification-Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx)
The OSIRIS-REx mission is NASA's first ever asteroid sample return mission, on its way to the near earth asteroid, Bennu, to bring a sample back to Earth to be studied by scientists. Our team of engineers consisted of the Ground Systems Engineer, Ground Readiness Lead, Information Systems Security Official, and the Mission Rehearsal Director.
The engineers and technical teams also support our customers on-orbit missions. Connecting the U.S. Navy fleet and military since 1991, our satellite operations centers deliver reliable, efficient and flexible operations in an increasingly cluttered and potentially contested environment. As we move into the future, our team is working with our customers to automate, customize, and improve the efficiency of space operations.
General Dynamics Mission Systems deliverers the 100th Viceroy Global Positioning System (GPS) Spaceborne Receiver to Northrop Grumman expanding 20+ years of trouble-free spaceflight heritage in providing reliable position, velocity, and time data to various satellite missions.
General Dynamics Mission Systems at AFA’s Virtual Air, Space & Cyber Conference: Air, Space & Cyber Forces in the Fight
General Dynamics Mission Systems will be a part of the Air Force Association’s 2020 Virtual Air, Space and Cyber Conference to highlight capabilities that allow the Air Force and Space Force to maintain dominance across multiple domains.
Carrying on our rich heritage of contributions to NASA missions, General Dynamics Mission Systems will provide communications technology for the space agency's next voyage to Mars with the launch of the Mars 2020 Perseverance rover.