Millennium's FAWS Receives FAA Safety Approval for Commercial Launch Operations

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Millennium Engineering and Integration Company (Millennium) has received Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) safety approval from the Office of Commercial Space Transportation for their Flight Analyst Workstation (FAWS).

Millennium Engineering and Integration Company (Millennium) has received Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) safety approval from the Office of Commercial Space Transportation for their Flight Analyst Workstation (FAWS).

Prior to launch, all launch vehicle operators must first obtain FAA safety approval to ensure safe operation and maintain public safety. The safety approval of FAWS streamlines the FAA Launch Operators License requirements for launch operations using an Autonomous Flight Safety System. Using FAWS, commercial launch operators can expedite their preparation for launch and reentry operations by employing this preapproved safety system.

“We are proud to have the confidence of our nation’s commercial space safety regulator through acceptance of this game-changing technology,” said Patrick Murphy, CEO of Millennium. “Our team continues to innovate and ease the challenges of emerging commercial space companies by providing systems and tools that enable safe, expedient, and flexible access to space while reducing launch costs.”

The FAA requires a set of complex calculations and datasets that demonstrate safe operation of aerospace vehicles throughout flight. FAWS software allows an analyst to convert human-understandable flight safety mission rules into the precise, complex logic required by onboard guidance systems to safely fly missions. The FAWS software was developed to meet the stringent requirements and safety standards set by FAA, NASA, and Air Force Safety offices.

“This is confirmation our Product Development Center of Excellence is producing first-class safety software through our rigorous CMMI-Dev/3 processes to assist launch providers with a faster way to FAA Licensing,” said Al Wassel, Millennium’s Vice President of Integrated Systems.

Millennium is a Veteran-Owned Small Business (VOSB) delivering unrivaled engineering services, flight safety software, and solutions to its government and commercial customers. With a singular focus on customer satisfaction, they have established themselves as one of the nation’s premiere multidisciplinary engineering services and solution providers serving the U.S. Government and commercial industries. With 20+ years of stellar performance, Millennium is known as a trusted technical and engineering advisor, systems engineering and integration (SE&I) contractor, and solutions provider for customers in the space, defense, cyber, intelligence, aviation, and healthcare markets.

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