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ADNET Systems Inc. has been awarded the Space and Earth Science Data Analysis (SESDA-V) contract by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to support the Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) in Greenbelt, Maryland. SESDA-V is a five-year cost-plus fixed-fee contract with a total potential value of approximately $342 million.

Under SESDA-V, ADNET will provide a broad range of services to support Earth and Space science research and development, data operations, as well as activities in information system technologies, engineering, and science communication, education and public outreach that enable the Sciences and Exploration Directorate to successfully carry out its science missions at the Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC).

SESDA is the premier Space and Earth science contract at GSFC and this award represents the fourth consecutive time ADNET Systems has been selected for this prestigious contract. More than 300 scientists, engineers, IT professionals, and education outreach specialists support the SESDA contract across a broad range of science disciplines, including solar and space plasma physics, astrophysics and astronomy, planetary studies, atmospheric science and climatology, oceanography, land processes, geodynamics, and solid earth geographics. “All of us at ADNET are pleased and excited to continue our partnership with NASA and we are thrilled to be selected as the SESDA contractor for the fourth time.” said Ashok Jha, President and CEO of ADNET.

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SESDA Team Supports Two Successful Sounding Rocket Launches

November 20, 2023

Congratulations to SESDA engineers and their colleagues in the Ionospheric, Thermospheric, Mesospheric (ITM) Physics Laboratory (Code 675) for their support of two successful sounding rocket launches from Poker Flats, Alaska. The first rocket (Dissipation, top image) launched on November 8th to study how solar wind charged particles dissipate their energy in the high latitude ionosphere-thermosphere. The second rocket (Beam-Plasma Interactions or BeamPI below) launched on November 9th to study how charged particles created by a pulsed electron beam rain down along Earth’s magnetic field lines. SESDA personnel played critical roles in the design and development of each rocket’s intricate payloads which included fabricating hardware components, performing integration and testing (I&T), and traveling to Poker Flats to support launch operations.

SESDA Team Supports the October 14, 2023 Annular Solar Eclipse

October 26, 2023

Congratulations to the SESDA Heliophysics Education Activation Team (HEAT) and its partners for their extraordinary support of the annular solar eclipse event on October 14, 2023. Team members traveled to Albuquerque NM where they organized and implemented educational activities for numerous enthusiastic participants visiting the NASA tent at the 2023 Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta. The team received accolades from NASA/HQ for their superior coordination and real-time troubleshooting, including comments such as “LOVED working side by side with the HEAT team! they were so passionate and willing to teach us about all the educational activities. It was a wonderful experience.”

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