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An artists rendition of the VIPER rover. Image courtesy NASA.

NASA 奖 机器人 Contract to S&K 工程 & 研究

The National Aeronautics 和Space Administration (NASA) announced that S&K 工程 and 研究, LLC was awarded the Intelligent Robotic and Control System 服务 (IRCSS) III 任务订单, supporting the 工程 Directorate – Software 机器人 和Simulation Division at Johnson Space Center (JSC) in Houston, TX.

This single-award 任务订单 is administered under the General 服务 Administration’s One Acquisition Solution for Integrated 服务 (OASIS) multiple award contract. 服务 include technology development, 成熟, and applied research and engineering in automation, 机器人, 机器人控制, advanced vision systems, 感知, advanced software technologies, and intelligent control systems.

“S&K has been a long-standing technical contractor at NASA. This award confirms our commitment to supporting the NASA community and their quest for technology advancement,” said Margaret Bowman, President of SKER.

S&K provides vital support to NASA engineers working on multiple projects within the Software, 机器人, 和Simulation Division at JSC. Their most recent undertaking involves the development and testing of the Lunar Terrain Vehicle Ground Test Unit rover. This state-of-the-art rover is set to play a critical role in the establishment of future commercial vehicle requirements, mission planning, and concept of operations in preparation for NASA’s upcoming Artemis Program. As the first crewed mission to the moon in nearly a decade, the Artemis Program represents a crucial milestone for space exploration, 和S&K’s contribution is an essential component of this historic endeavor.

S&K 工程 and 研究, a subsidiary of S&K Technologies, Inc., has been providing exceptional support to various NASA projects for over two decades. The company has a diverse range of expertise, including engineering support services, 企业IT, software development, 网络安全, and aircraft life-cycle engineering.

The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes (CSKT), headquartered in St. Ignatius, Montana, are the proud owners of the S&K Technologies, Inc. family of companies. With multiple subsidiaries operating around the world, the corporation has made significant contributions to the local economies. The contract awards earned by the company have resulted in tangible economic benefits for 的CSKT Shareholder, which have been utilized to enhance 教育, 就业, social programs, and other investments in the Reservation and surrounding communities. Through these efforts, the S&K Technologies, Inc. family of companies has established itself as a responsible corporate entity committed to social and economic development.

Image courtesy NASA.

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