MMA Solar Arrays Launch on ASTERIA CubeSat!

Another exciting launch this morning — this time JPL’s ASTERIA CubeSat which caught a ride on the SpaceX Falcon-9 Crew Resupply Services 12th mission. ASTERIA is headed for the International Space Station where it will be launched in October 2017 via the Nanoracks Cubesat Deployer beginning its 90-day technology demonstration mission.

Read more about it here: https://www.jpl.nasa.gov/cubesat/missions/asteria.php

ASTERIA launching from ISS

POST IT, WEAR IT, WIN A TRIP!

TO MEXICO OR THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC!

To celebrate our participation in the 2017 SmallSat conference in Logan, Utah, we are excited to announce our POST IT, WEAR IT, WIN A TRIP contest! Here’s how it works:

  1. Between now and August 8, POST this to your Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn network:

    @MMADesignLLC is #HugeInSpace at #SmallSat

  2. Come see us at the conference on Tuesday at Fieldhouse Booth 166 and SHOW US YOUR POST to get your free T-shirt

    MMA TSHIRT

    MMA TSHIRT

  3. WEAR your T-shirt to the conference on Wednesday, August 9, and come by the booth to officially enter for a chance to WIN airfare and hotel for 4-5 days in Mexico or the Dominican Republic!

T-shirts are first come, first served. We have a limited quantity (150) for increased odds of winning and T-shirts must be worn in order to enter the contest. Winner will be selected at random on Thursday, August 10, 2017. You do not need to be present at the conference at that time to win. MMA will contact you if you are the lucky winner so you can select where you want to go and when. Destination and departure dates are subject to availability. 

MMA at the SmallSat 2017 conference in Logan, Utah

MMA Design will be participating in the 2017 SmallSat conference from August 5-10, 2017 in Logan, Utah. We will be co-sponsoring a Munch & Mingle, as well as participating in the Workshop and exhibiting during conference days. Come by and see us in the Fieldhouse, Booth 166 where we will be showing off hardware and talking about what’s new at MMA!

If you are going too, we would love to see you. Please click here to schedule a meeting time during the week that works for you. If you have any questions or need to make changes, please email Leslie at lseal@mmadesignllc.com. Looking forward to seeing you in beautiful Logan, Utah!

SmallSat Poster

SmallSat Poster

 

MMA Participates in ASU’s Space Hardware & Software Working Session

MMA is pleased to be invited to participate in ASU’s School of Earth and Space Exploration (SESE) and Interplanetary Initiative’s inaugural Space Hardware & Software Working Session on Friday, April 21, 2017 in Arizona at ASU’s Tempe campus.

ASU recognizes that the future of human and robotic space exploration relies on developing new technologies, systems, and capabilities, made more efficient through public-private partnerships. MMA will be there to share our capabilities and offerings, identify partnership opportunities with other companies and groups attending, and discuss future joint proposals, pilot projects and problem-solving capstone courses.

What a fun and exciting day!

MMA’s HaWK™ Solar Array Launches with Resupply Mission!

 

MMA’s solar array — a HaWK™ powering the AFRL SHARC mission — launched this morning aboard the Orbital ATK Cygnus spacecraft out of Cape Canaveral’s Air Force Station in Florida.

The mission, launched on a ULA Atlas V Rocket, is resupplying the International Space Station with more than 7,600 pounds of cargo to support several new and existing science investigations, as well as bringing much needed crew supplies and space station equipment. Alongside this cargo is a fleet of 38 CubeSats, including AFRL’s SHARC, which will be launched from the NanoRacks CubeSat Deployment System on ISS.

Learn more about the Resupply Mission cargo in this video.

And, keep up to date with news about this mission here: https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/structure/launch/index.html

MMA Design exhibits at the 33rd Space Symposium in Colorado Springs

Come see MMA Design at the 33rd Space Symposium in Colorado Springs! Our leadership team will be there all week showing off our newest hardware. We are in booth 1113 in the Boeing Exhibit Center Pavilion.

On Tuesday, April 4 at 4 pm, please come by the booth and help us celebrate our 10th Anniversary! We will be pouring cold, delicious Colorado craft beers, handing out swag and raffling off some cool prizes. Hope to see you there!

MMA booth at NSS

MMA Booth at 33rd Space Symposium

Air Force recognizes MMA’s recent SBA Award

The U.S. Air Force recently recognized MMA Design for its Tibbetts Award win. MMA is grateful for the support from the Air Force Small Business Innovation Research/Small Business Technology Transfer (SBIR/STTR) Program, and honored to receive recognition for the positive impact our innovative products are having in the space industry.

To see the full press release from the 88th Air Base Wing Public Affairs office, click here.

MMA is a 2016 Tibbetts Award Winner!

We are thrilled and honored to announce that MMA Design LLC has won a 2016 Tibbetts Award!

The Tibbetts Award is in recognition of our unique and outstanding work on AFRL and NASA programs that have contributed to the overall success of the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program. Companies are evaluated on the basis of technical innovation, business impact, and broader social and economic benefit.

Our President & COO, Mitch Wiens, was in Washington D.C. in January to accept the award in person.

Read more about the Tibbetts Awards and see a complete list of this year’s winners in the U.S. Small Business Administration’s press release, or check out the MMA Design company write-up in the official awards ceremony program on page 39.

You can also see photographs from the event in Washington D.C. here, where you will see MMA’s photos on pages 68 and 69.

President and COO, Mitch Wiens, accepts a 2016 Tibbetts Award.

President and COO, Mitch Wiens, accepts a 2016 Tibbetts Award.