Metis Begins Execution of USAF RISE Contract

Metis began support of the US Air Force Research Laboratory’s Research and Development Integrated Space Experiments (RISE) contract at Kirtland Air Force Base in Albuquerque, New Mexico, in April 2020 as subcontractor to Millennium Engineering and Integration Company.

Metis will support the Air Force Research Laboratory / Space Vehicles Directorate at the Kirtland Air Force Base in Albuquerque, New Mexico, through all phases of development, from concept; through design, integration, and testing; to launch and mission operations. Metis engineers will support development of formation flight requirements, ConOps, and vehicle design, provide integration support for Attitude Determination and Control System (ADCS) subsystems, and develop the code base for attitude control and orbit determination simulations. Metis will also perform systems-level cubesat propulsion engineering tasks including requirements development, trade studies, performance evaluations, product selections, and mission concepts.

Joy Colucci, Metis CEO, said, “We are honored to be part of the Millennium RISE team and look forward to supporting AFRL in advanced space technology development.”



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