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Environmental Test Engineering and Integration Branch (Code 549)

Mission

The Environmental Test Engineering and Integration Branch is equipped with the technology and full-service support required to satisfy the test qualification requirements of a spacecraft or instrument. Code 549 designs and builds the test set-ups, develops and directs test procedures, and operates state-of-the-art facilities to meet the goals of each test. The Branch designs and fabricates ground support equipment (GSE), such as mechanical fixtures, thermal support equipment, and temperature sensors. The GSE is essential for creating the pre-launch, launch, and on-orbit environments required to successfully test and qualify flight hardware. Cleanrooms are provided for hardware assembly. As a technical interface between flight projects and test facilities, Code 549 provides support during all phases of the project lifecycle, from concept to launch.

The Branch operates and manages facilities in the areas of structural dynamics, electromagnetics, and space simulation testing.

Aerial View of the Integration and Test Facility

Aerial view of the Integration and Test facility operated by the Environmental Test and Integration Branch

Branch Management Team

Carmine Mattiello Dave Robinson

Carmine Mattiello
Head

Dave Robinson (Acting)
Associate Head

 

Contact Us
Main Office: 301-286-Carmine Mattiello
Website: https://environmentaltest.gsfc.nasa.gov/