LAS VEGAS – October 3, 2022 – Arcata Associates, Inc. has been awarded NASA Marshall Space Flight Center’s (MSFC) Small Business Subcontractor of the Year Award for 2022.

The award is part of NASA’s Small Business Industry Awards, which honors outstanding companies that support NASA in achieving its mission.

Arcata was nominated by its prime contractor, Teledyne Brown Engineering (TBE), for its support of the NASA Mission Operations & Integration (MO&I) contract. The MO&I contract is responsible for developing and performing the processes and establishing the capabilities that are required to ensure successful payload operations on the International Space Station (ISS) and Earth to Orbit vehicles. Arcata performs a number of critical functions on the program: Data Management Coordinator (DMC) – responsible for command, control, data handling, communications and tracking of scientific payloads; Payload Rack Officer (PRO) – real-time command and control of power, water flow, vacuum, and nitrogen gas for NASA payloads and racks; and Ground Systems Integration (GSI) – responsible for payload and flight control databases, ground testing of hardware and software of each payload, and Huntsville Operations Support Center (HOSC) database and ground software transitions before payload operations are conducted on the ISS.  

TBE MO&I Program Manager, David Patterson, said, “Arcata’s dedication and commitment to program success, delivery of valued-added solutions on-time and within schedule and focus on employee of engagement and satisfaction motivates me to write this nomination.” “With the number of outstanding small businesses supporting high visibility programs at Marshall Space Flight Center, we are honored and proud to have been selected as their Small Business Subcontractor of the Year,” said Tim Wong, President and CEO of Arcata Associates, Inc. This is not the first time that NASA has honored Arcata. The company received NASA’s Agency-level Small Business Prime Contractor of the Year Award in 2008 and 2011 and NASA’s Subcontractor of the Year Award in 2015 and 2018.