Parsons, NASA, and other mission partner employees posing with the L9EFS as it is in the process of being finalized for launch.

As we go about our busy days enjoying instant communication and robust national security, space is constantly in motion above us.

The sky is full of satellites orbiting the earth that enable a comfortable and protected modern lifestyle, connection to family and friends around the world, and confidence as we navigate our world – whether through our phones, laptops, or cars – safely.

The process is automatic to us, with minimal effort spent thinking about the magic of the space domain.

Invested in giving missions operationally efficient access to space, Parsons provides multi-manifest launch integration capabilities that expand access to space and maximize the orbit delivery potential of each launch. 

With commercial-off-the-shelf products and custom-build interface carriers, we deliver the full range of hardware and system integration services to integrate your small satellite payload onto a launch system.

These capabilities enable the addition of numerous small satellites onto current space launches to Low Earth and Geosynchronous Orbits, delivering cost-effective launch solutions for U.S. Government spacecraft while helping to scale the Space Force multi-manifest launch paradigm.

As part of our $100 million Launch Manifest Systems Integrator (LMSI) contract with the US Space Force (USSF) Launch Enterprise, we are a proud mission partner in delivering the Landsat-9 evolved secondary payload adapter (ESPA) flight system (L9EFS), enabled by a  USSF innovative cooperative agreement with NASA to enhance access to space for small satellites. The L9EFS is designed to be capable of delivering up to 18 multi-mission small satellites to orbit as part of the NASA Landsat-9 launch mission.

Developed by Parsons and NASA with elements being integrated at the NASA Wallops Flight Facility under the  USSF Mission Manifest Office contract, the L9EFS recently made a cross-country trek to Vandenberg Space Force Base where it  launched on the Landsat-9 mission. Parsons and the USSF successfully integrated and finalized the L9EFS and it was installed and encapsulated for the launch.

L9EFS was just one of a number of launches that Parsons is contracted to deliver or conduct early integration activities for under the LMSI program. 

Congratulations to the Parsons, USSF, and NASA team for the successful Landsat 9 launch on 27 September. Job well done!

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