Saalex ELVIS 3 Team to Support South American Launch of Largest Space Telescope in History

Camarillo, CA and Rockledge, FL (December 13, 2021) – Saalex Corporation’s Expendable Launch Vehicle Integrated Support 3 (ELVIS 3) team is helping NASA and its partners prepare for the launch of the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), designed to succeed the Hubble Space Telescope as NASA’s top space observatory. With a diameter of more than 21 feet, the JWST will become the largest telescope mirror ever launched into orbit.

The launch is scheduled for December 22, 2021, from the European Space Agency’s Guiana Space Center in South America. The mission is an international collaboration that also includes ESA (European Space Agency) and the Canadian Space Agency.

It is anticipated that the JWST will uncover previously unknown information about the universe's very beginnings. It will allow for a diverse range of astronomical and cosmological studies, including the observation of some of the universe's most distant events and objects, such as the birth of the earliest galaxies, and the precise atmospheric analysis of possibly habitable planets.

The ELVIS 3 team from Saalex is providing the JWST team with engineering, programmatic and technical support for the liftoff. This is the sixth space mission that ELVIS 3 has supported in 2021.

“This mission is a bit more challenging than the typical support we provide our launch customers, as it will take place in South America,” said Travis Mack, president and CEO, Saalex. “Despite that extra challenge, the Saalex ELVIS 3 team has performed flawlessly, and looks forward to a successful launch just before Christmas. After that, we can watch with pride as the Webb observatory makes groundbreaking discoveries about space, knowing we played an integral role in the mission. It is humbling to say the least.”

About Saalex Solutions

Saalex Solutions, the Federal services division of Saalex Corporation, supports Department of Defense agencies to include Navy, Army, Air Force, and NASA. It provides core competencies in the areas of test range operations and management, engineering and logistics services, cybersecurity, and information technology services. Founded in 1999 by Travis Mack, Saalex Solutions is a service-disabled veteran-owned business headquartered in Camarillo, CA.

Learn more at www.saalex.com.

 

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Saalex ELVIS 3 Team to Support Launch of Space Observatory Next Month

Camarillo, CA and Rockledge, FL (November 29, 2021) – Saalex Corporation’s Expendable Launch Vehicle Integrated Support 3 (ELVIS 3) team will be assisting NASA’s launch of its Imaging X-ray Polarimetry Explorer (IXPE), a space observatory that will scientists better understand black holes and neutron stars.

The launch is scheduled for December 9, 2021, from Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The Saalex support team will be providing NASA with engineering, programmatic and technical support for the liftoff. This is the fifth space launch that the Saalex ELVIS 3 team has participated in this year.

Through this two-year mission, scientists will be able to learn about some of the most unusual celestial objects in our universe. IXPE, a joint effort between NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center, the Italian Space Agency and Ball Aerospace, will be looking at distant cosmic targets that include active nuclei, quasars, magnetars and black holes. It will also collect data on supernova remnants. It is hoped that this observatory will aid in the discovery of previously unknown physical processes and extraordinary celestial objects.

“It is tremendously rewarding for Saalex to be assisting with such historic space launches,” said Travis Mack, president and CEO, Saalex. “This mission will give mankind a better understanding of the distant reaches of space, and therefore, a better understanding of ourselves and our future in the cosmos. It is very humbling for the ELVIS 3 team to be a part of that effort.”

About Saalex Solutions

Saalex Solutions, the Federal services division of Saalex Corporation, supports Department of Defense agencies to include Navy, Army, Air Force, and NASA. It provides core competencies in the areas of test range operations and management, engineering and logistics services, cybersecurity, and information technology services. Founded in 1999 by Travis Mack, Saalex Solutions is a service-disabled veteran-owned business headquartered in Camarillo, CA.

Learn more at www.saalex.com.

 

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Saalex Awarded the Tactical Integrated Threat/Target Training Systems Indefinite-Delivery/Indefinite-Quantity Contract

Camarillo, CA (October 7, 2021) Saalex Solutions, Inc. has been awarded an aggregate ceiling $92,988,452 cost-plus-fixed-fee, firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract. These contracts provide research and development, engineering, integration, test, cybersecurity, upgrade, and sustainment for various tactical threat systems in support of improving aircrew lethality and survivability for the Navy. Work will be performed at China Lake, California, and is expected to be completed in September 2026. The Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division, China Lake, California, is the contracting activity. This win expands on the support Saalex has been providing NAWCWD China Lake and extends the relationship for another 5 years.

The Mobile and Integrated Threat Systems Division has been designated, by Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR), to develop, sustain, and upgrade training systems aimed to improve aircrew lethality and survivability. Training systems include threat simulators, radars, and training instrumentation capable of operation in the Network-Centric Warfare and Battlespace environments. In order to maintain warfighter relevancy, these complex systems are continuously modified and modernized to provide realistic battlefield scenarios. The TTS contract primarily deals with support to the Tactical Combat Training System (TCTS) user community through specialized system software and hardware enhancements, system sustainment activities, user support hotline, and troubleshooting. TCTS systems directly support warfighter training and real-time data for mission debrief events to include live virtual constructive (LVC) data fusion, air-to-air and air-to-ground weapon and threat simulations, and EW threat computations.

“We are very excited to be a part of TTS! Saalex remains committed to providing realistic training environments to support the Warfighter and enhance their combat readiness to face the constantly changing threats we face as a nation. This win allows us to further cultivate our relationship with China Lake, enhances our ability to support the Navy mission, and expands our current portfolio in China Lake and the services we provide.” said Saalex’s Director of Program Operations, Mr. Robert Bezduch.

Saalex will be competing against 8 other companies for individual orders.

About Saalex Solutions

Saalex Solutions, the Federal services division of Saalex Corporation, supports Department of Defense agencies to include Navy, Army, Air Force, and NASA. It provides core competencies in the areas of test range operations and management, engineering and logistics services, cybersecurity, and information technology services. Founded in 1999 by Travis Mack, Saalex Solutions is a service-disabled veteran-owned business headquartered in Camarillo, CA.

Learn more at www.saalex.com.

Saalex ELVIS 3 Team Continues to Provide Critical Support Services for Latest SpaceX Missions

Camarillo, CA and Rockledge, FL (November 16, 2021) – Saalex Corporation’s launch team has been extremely busy this week, providing critical launch and flight support for two SpaceX missions. The Crew-2 Dragon module safely splashed down in the Gulf of Mexico Tuesday (November 9, 2021), ending the 199-day Crew-2 mission to the International Space Station. Last night, Saalex’s Expendable Launch Vehicle Integrated Support 3 (ELVIS 3) team also assisted with the launch of the Crew-3 module, from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida.

The ELVIS 3 team supported weather briefings, mission management team meetings and readiness reviews in preparation for last night’s launch. The support required for the missions was more involved than typical operations, as NASA and SpaceX decided to bring the Crew-2 mission home before launching the Crew-3. This required the teams to perform an unusual switch from a direct to an indirect ‘handover’, allowing the two mission milestones to occur so close to one another.

The Crew-3 and Crew-2 missions were the latest space flights that the ELVIS 3 team has supported this year, having assisted the Landsat 9 launch in September, and an April SpaceX mission to the International Space Station. The ELVIS 3 team provided engineering, programmatic and technical support for each of the launches.

“The Saalex team has shown it can support a very ambitious launch schedule, which is critical to maintain our nation’s leadership in the space domain,” said Travis Mack, president and CEO, Saalex. “As the number of commercial launch companies continues to grow, they can be confident that the ELVIS 3 team will be there to support their missions, no matter how busy the launch schedules get.”

About Saalex Solutions

Saalex Solutions, the Federal services division of Saalex Corporation, supports Department of Defense agencies to include Navy, Army, Air Force, and NASA. It provides core competencies in the areas of test range operations and management, engineering and logistics services, cybersecurity, and information technology services. Founded in 1999 by Travis Mack, Saalex Solutions is a service-disabled veteran-owned business headquartered in Camarillo, CA.

Learn more at www.saalex.com.

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Saalex ELVIS 3 Team to Support NASA’s Historic Lucy Asteroid Mission

Camarillo, CA and Rockledge, FL (October 12, 2021) – NASA later this month will be launching its historic Lucy asteroid probe later this month, and Saalex Solutions will be providing critical launch support services for the launch. The mission, which starts with a liftoff from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station October 16, will have Lucy visiting eight asteroids over 12 years, the most asteroids ever visited by a single space probe.

Lucy, named after the famous female fossil found in Ethiopia, will explore an area close to Jupiter that is known for a unique type of asteroid. Scientists feel these asteroids can unlock secrets about the creation of the solar system and quite possibly the evolution of life on this planet, much the way the Lucy ancestral fossil did about our understanding of the origins of humans on Earth.

Saalex’s Expendable Launch Vehicle Integrated Support 3 (ELVIS 3) team is providing engineering, programmatic, and technical support for the launch. This is the latest rocket launch that the ELVIS 3 team has supported this year, having recently assisted with the Landsat 9 launch, and an April SpaceX manned flight to the International Space Station.

“This is a tremendously exciting mission to be a part of, and we are so honored to be affiliated with this groundbreaking team of space explorers,” said Travis Mack, president and CEO, Saalex. “ELVIS 3 is becoming one of the top space launch support teams in the United States, and we could not be more proud of the impactful work it is doing.”

Lucy will conduct surface mapping of the asteroids, to better understand their age and composition, and check for organic materials. The spacecraft will also look for any potential additional asteroids in the area. It will travel farther from the sun than any solar-powered probe ever.

About Saalex Solutions

Saalex Solutions, the Federal services division of Saalex Corporation, supports Department of Defense agencies to include Navy, Army, Air Force, and NASA. It provides core competencies in the areas of test range operations and management, engineering and logistics services, cybersecurity, and information technology services. Founded in 1999 by Travis Mack, Saalex Solutions is a service-disabled veteran-owned business headquartered in Camarillo, CA.

Learn more at www.saalex.com.

Contact:

Neal Stein

Technology PR Solutions

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(321) 473-7407

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