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MONTANA SPACE GRANT CONSORTIUM

The Montana Space Grant Consortium was established in 1991 as a component of NASA’s National Space Grant College and Fellowship Program. The Montana program is one of a national network of 52 Consortia, working to strengthen aerospace research and education in the United States.spacegrant.montana.edu

THE NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION

The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent federal agency created by Congress in 1950 “to promote the progress of science; to advance the national health, prosperity, and welfare; to secure the national defense…” With an annual budget of about $6.9 billion (FY 2010), we are the funding source for approximately 20 percent of all federally supported basic research conducted by America’s colleges and universities. In many fields such as mathematics, computer science and the social sciences, NSF is the major source of federal backing.

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THE SI ORGANIZATION

The SI Organization, Inc. is a leading provider of full life cycle, mission-focused systems engineering and integration services to the U.S. intelligence community, Department of Defense and other agencies. Our scalable systems engineering platform for modeling, simulation and analysis helps customers baseline requirements, optimize resources and manage risk. We have a 40-year history of successfully delivering complex, system-of-systems technology solutions. In November 2010, The SI separated from Lockheed Martin and became an independent company. The SI is headquartered in Valley Forge, Pa., and employs more than 1,800 people. For more information, visit our website:www.the-SI.com.

AIR FORCE RESEARCH LABS (AFRL)

The Air Force Research Lab is the Air Force’s only organization wholly dedicated to leading the discovery, development, and integration of warfighting technologies for our air, space and cyberspace forces. wpafb.af.mil

THE NAVAL RESEARCH LABORATORY

NRL is the corporate research laboratory for the Navy and Marine Corps and conducts a broad program of scientific research, technology and advanced development. NRL has served the Navy and the nation for over 80 years and continues to meet the complex technological challenges of today’s world. nrl.navy.mil

SPACE DYNAMICS LABORATORY

SDL, a Unit of the USU Research Foundation, is a nonprofit research corporation owned by Utah State University. Charged with applying basic research to the technology challenges presented in the military and science arenas, SDL has developed revolutionary solutions that are changing the way the world collects and uses data. SDL continues to lead the way in the development of sensors and supporting technologies.

ADVANCED SOLUTIONS INC. (ASI)

Advanced Solutions, Inc. (ASI) is a small aerospace and aviation business headquartered in Littleton, Colorado. ASI is an industry leader in the creation of Guidance, Navigation and Control Systems; Embedded Flight Software Solutions; and Mission Information Technology Solutions.

ANALYTICAL GRAPHICS INC. (AGI)

AGI provides commercial off-the-shelf software to national security and space professionals for integrated analysis of land, sea, air, and space assets. The technology can be applied to a variety of solution areas. stk.com

THERMAL DESKTOP

Thermal Desktop is a PC based design environment for generating thermal models of electronics and vehicles. Using Thermal Desktop, engineers can use CAD drawings either directly as a thermal model, or indirectly as scaffolding for fast “snap on” attachment of Thermal Desktop elements, surfaces, and solids. thermaldesktop.com

Vanguard Space Technologies

Vanguard has a proven history of delivering satellite structural components and solar power systems that meet or exceed customer expectations. We completed our first spacecraft structure in 2002 and, since then, have manufactured carbon composite and aluminum structures for more than 100 spaceflight missions. http://www.vst-inc.com/