ARLINGTON, Va., June 28, 2012 (ATK PR) — ATK completed its Liberty software technical interface meeting (TIM), which was held to support further development of the Liberty space transportation system under the company’s Space Act Agreement (SAA) with NASA for the Commercial Crew Development Program.
The software TIM was conducted to evaluate Liberty’s software development plan with the NASA Liberty team. The plan governs the software process used by Liberty and its subcontractors throughout development, integration, test and flight.
“Understanding how your system will work together throughout the mission is critical in reducing risk and schedule delays,” said Kent Rominger, ATK Vice President and Program Manager for Liberty. “Holding this TIM provides us valuable insight into expertise provided by the NASA team and ensures there are no issues we are overlooking.”
The development of software is critical for understanding the entire system to support Liberty’s test flights. Unmanned test flights are scheduled for 2014 and 2015, followed by the first crewed flights in 2015 with Liberty astronauts.