ASTERIA Extended Mission Team receives 2020 NASA Honor Group Achievement Award

Published: December 1, 2020

Last updated: February 8, 2021

Okean Solutions is honored to be part of a group awarded a NASA Honor Group Achievement Award for our work on ASTERIA during the Extended Missions.

Okean Solutions participated as a member of the JPL team. The purpose of the ~2yr program, which followed after the successful main mission, was to leverage the ASTERIA CubeSat to conduct groundbreaking experiments in autonomy and scientific investigations. Okean Solutions designed and implemented MONSID® diagnostic models of ASTERIA hardware. The MONSID engine was integrated with other autonomy enabling technologies to provide real-time health assessment, a key element to achieving on-board autonomy.

We are very happy to have been involved, and we’re excited about the results that came out of the work. We will be co-authoring three IEEE Aerospace Conference papers about this project– look for those to be published in spring of 2021.

ASTERIA CubeSat space telescope in NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Credit NASA/JPL.

ASTERIA CubeSat space telescope in NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

About the Award

The NASA Group Achievement Award (GAA) is given by NASA to groups of government or non-government personnel in recognition of group accomplishments contributing to NASA's mission. The criteria for earning the Group Achievement Award are:

  1. The quality of results and the Agency or multi-Center level of impact on programs or operations;
  2. Effective management of cost and schedule;
  3. Customer satisfaction;
  4. Team growth and capacity for future contribution (Government personnel only); and
  5. Additional credit for development of innovative approaches, use of and contributions to lessons-learned data banks, and/or
  6. Success in responding to unforeseen crises.


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