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  • SESDA Heliophysics Outreach Team Join Historic Journey to Touch the Sun

ADNET Systems Inc. has been awarded the Space and Earth Science Data Analysis (SESDA-IV) contract by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to support the Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) in Greenbelt, Maryland. SESDA-IV is a five-year cost-plus fixed-fee contract with a total potential value of approximately $250 million.

Under SESDA-IV, 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 third straight time ADNET Systems has been selected for this prestigious contract. Over 300 scientists, engineers, and education outreach specialists support the SESDA contract through 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 third time.” said Ashok Jha, President and CEO of ADNET.

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Parker probe “first light”

September 21, 2018


Launched in August 2018, the Parker Solar Probe will travel closer to the Sun than any previous spacecraft and will greatly aid in our understanding of solar processes. All instruments have now been powered-on, and the four instrument suites onboard have been confirmed to be working well. A SESDA programmer participated in this “first-light” event and was responsible for retrieving, decommutating, and processing science and housekeeping telemetry from the FIELDS fluxgate magnetometer experiment. https://blogs.nasa.gov/parkersolarprobe/2018/09/19/illuminating-first-light-data-from-parker-solar-probe/

SESDA Heliophysics Outreach Team Join Historic Journey to Touch the Sun

August 27, 2018


Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls

The Parker Solar Probe mission successfully launched at 3:31 a.m. EST on August 12 from Cape Canaveral, Florida. This ambitious mission will use seven gravity assists from Venus to ultimately travel within 4 million miles of the Sun’s surface to obtain unique observations of the corona. SESDA Heliophysics outreach staff supporting the Goddard Office of Communications and the Space Science Education Consortium (NSSEC) traveled to the launch where they conducted media events, interviews, and demonstrations at a NASA booth.

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