September 16, 2017
Cassini's final mission: death plunge into Saturn's rings
During its 20-year mission to Saturn, Nasa’s Cassini spacecraft revolutionised our understanding of the ringed planet and its moons, and captured thousands of breathtaking images. Then, Cassini did even better - it found moons in Saturn's orbit with evidence of "water fountains" .. and possible life.The Cassini mission to Saturn was one of the most ambitious efforts in planetary space exploration ever mounted.
A joint endeavor of NASA, the European Space Agency (ESA) and the Italian space agency, Agenzia Spaziale Italiana (ASI), Cassini was a sophisticated robotic spacecraft orbiting the ringed planet and studying the Saturnian system in detail. Cassini also carried a probe called Huygens, which parachuted to the surface of Saturn’s largest moon, Titan, in January 2005. DSG supported Cassini and other NASA efforts at JPL in California, and at Space Coast in Florida: cyber security, mission assurance, and flight path recovery prediction (Houston, Texas).
Inmarsat-5 Flight 4
Imarsat is one of several key satellite networks - along with Europe's Gallileo system and NOAH's weather satellite network - that is used by both military and geo-spatial / commercial applications. DSG supports satellite, space, and defense engineering design and product development, ISR and remote command operations, and original research into frequency modulation, remote missile guidance and defense, and GEOINT/ SIGNIT.
Radio frequency is all around us, and is the foundation for most of today's military applications, including: radar, microwave, satellite, missile and UAV guidance, cyber, and even current research into invisibility. Frequency describes both sound and light modulation - two key tools for Space and Aviation operations. Our work includes current command and control, and white hat, manipulation of Satnet and frequency resources to achieve the first In-Silo Missile Defense, and related Defense command capabilities.
We have worked with radar, infared, and frequency modulation for over 17 years. Including work for American Airlines - Pilot RFID helmets, pilot in-flight stress control, and situational awareness; USAF / / Stratcom - microwave and radar signal modulation and research; and work with UK Defence colleagues to support invisibility R&D for desert conditions, large military craft or vehicles. We believe frequency holds exciting promise for future work in MIssile and UAV command and control; and in inhibition of unwanted enemy movements.
DSG has supported manufacturing and re-engineering of ISS components and critical parts; and provided emergency inventory assembly and raw materials (supply chain) sourcing support for NASA and ISS suppliers on the West Coast of America. We also have helped clients who were ISS or NASA suppliers, diversify their customer base through re-work or re-engineering of existing space product lines to meet other commercial needs. And each customer was able to achieve this without significant cost outlay, layoffs, or equipment or manufacturing plant abandoment.