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National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Goddard Space Flight Center

Software Engineering Division, Code 580

Ground Software Systems Branch/Code 583

Solar Dynamics Observatory Mission Operations Center


The Ground Software Systems Branch provides software products and expertise that satisfy ground system requirements for Earth and space science missions. Branch personnel perform requirements analysis, design, implementation, verification, validation, deployment and sustaining engineering for all types of ground software applications and architectures. System functionality may include spacecraft command and control, flight dynamics, mission planning and scheduling, event monitoring and assessment, and telemetry trend analysis. Branch personnel also investigate and apply state-of-the-art technologies and commercially available products to ensure cost effective solutions that optimally meet customer needs.

Branch Head: Scott Green
Associate Head: LaMont Ruley
Associate Head: Jeff Ferrara
Secretary: Tanderra Bronston

Main Office: (301) 286-6347