The Mechanical Systems Branch provides mechanical systems mission design and implementation for sub-orbital and special orbital projects
and for earth and space science instrument design and development activities at the Wallops Flight Facility. Personnel serve
in the Product Design Lead role on key projects and technology development efforts and also provide technical expertise and
implementation of integration, testing, and launch operations.
The Mechanical Systems Branch is responsible for the entire life cycle of payload carrier mechanical systems. This includes
technical support services in the areas of:
- structural analysis
- mechanical design
- thermal analysis
- materials research and development
- assembly, integration, and testing
The Mechanical Systems Branch provides management and technical oversight of mechanical engineering and technical support tasks under
the WFF engineering services contract, and maintains responsibility for the development and management of world-class
integration and testing facilities at WFF.