NASA’s Perseverance Rover and mini-helicopter Ingenuity were both stored in the Payload Hazardous Servicing Facility. PAE’s BOSS contract is responsibilities for the utilities and monitoring of the facilities, which includes power, water, HVAC, fire alarms, suppression, as well as facility maintenance.
“One of the major responsibilities was keeping the rover and helicopter in a specific temperature-controlled atmosphere during its stay and we do that with our chilled water and HVAC systems,” Continuous Improvement Analyst Michael J. Newbeck said.
The biggest challenge currently facing the BOSS contract is supporting the Artemis program through launch, as well as supporting other customers. The Artemis program will put the first woman and person of color on the moon. The contract will support testing and flight readiness of the Core Stage piece prior to being lifted and attached to the solid rocket boosters in the VAB, which they expect to arrive soon at the Kennedy Space Center from Mississippi.
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