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ATA Awarded SEAM Contract to Support NASA JSC Flight Operations Directorate

ATA extends high-value engineering services to NASA through a five-year aerostructural engineering and analysis contract.

SAN DIEGO, Calif., November 16, 2016 – ATA Engineering, Inc., (ATA) is proud to announce that it has been selected by NASA Johnson Space Center for a five-year specialized engineering, aeronautic, and manufacturing (SEAM) contract to address the engineering needs of the Flight Operations Directorate. ATA’s contract specifically covers support associated with load, dynamics, structural analysis, damage tolerance, computational fluid dynamics, ground vibration testing, stress/strain testing of mechanical components, and flight testing. This latest contract extends ATA’s ongoing support to numerous NASA centers in providing high-value structural analysis, design, and test engineering solutions. The contract period for the indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract is November 14, 2016, through November 13, 2021.

NASA JSC WB-57F aircraft
NASA JSC WB-57F aircraft. Image courtesy of NASA JSC.

Dr. Mary Baker, president of ATA Engineering, responded to this selection, stating, “We have a longstanding and valued relationship with NASA that dates back nearly 38 years to when we first performed dynamic testing of various components of the Space Shuttle prior to its first flight. We are proud to have been given the opportunity to expand our ongoing support to our NASA partners on the SEAM contract, and we look forward to many more years of providing top-quality service and innovation to help meet the engineering requirements of NASA JSC’s Flight Operations Directorate.”

Read the NASA press release here.

Over its 39 years of operation, ATA has supported the design, analysis, and testing of numerous launch vehicles, satellites, space structures, and aircraft. ATA is a recognized leader in the application of advanced methods for satisfying mechanical, structural, thermal, fluids, and acoustic design requirements for defense and aerospace structures at the component, subsystem, and system levels. ATA’s emphasis on high-value engineering solutions through the use of innovative test and analysis approaches has been recognized with a number of technical and service awards for excellence—including the George M. Low Award, which is NASA’s premier quality and performance award for prime and subcontractors.