Minnesota company plays vital role in NASA’s Orion launch

EXB Solutions provides software and testing services for NASA

MINNEAPOLIS – Minnetonka-based EXB Solutions played an essential role in today’s Orion test flight: the software engineering company supplied a combination of software development and mission critical testing services for NASA’s Orion spacecraft.

“We are very excited and proud of our efforts supporting NASA’s Orion project,” says Chris Schwartzbauer, CEO of EXB Solutions. “Our talented software engineers develop and test systems that simply must operate precisely and, once again, they have risen to the extreme challenges posed to them.”

The company’s 25 years of work in the aerospace field and proven performance won them the opportunity to work with NASA. EXB Solutions is a U.S. Veteran-owned company that hires and retains former military personnel, lending further expertise in the industries they serve. The software they develop provides the capabilities needed to fly aircraft and spacecraft as well as manage air traffic components.

EXB Solutions supports portions of the following for NASA:

  • Low-level software test: verifies that the core operating system functions properly.
  • Systems test: ensures the software controlling and communicating with the majority of computer systems used to fly the spacecraft functions properly.
  • Network integration lab: confirms that both hardware and software work together.

EXB Solutions is also working with a partner on satellite ground control systems for NASA. Their work with NASA started several years ago and will continue for years to come.

“This is the kind of work that helps us attract top engineering talent in the medical technology and aerospace industry,” says Schwartzbauer. “That cadre, in turn, helps us develop the next generation of engineers to support our clients.”

NASA’s Orion spacecraft completed its inaugural test flight today, a two-orbit, four-hour flight meant to test the many systems most critical to safety, including those supported by EXB Solutions. Orion will serve as the exploration vehicle that will carry the crew to space, provide emergency abort capability, sustain the crew during the space travel, and provide safe re-entry.

About EXB Solutions

EXB Solutions provides software engineering and testing services in the aerospace, defense, medical, critical infrastructure and high-tech solutions manufacturing industries. The company has doubled in size in the last two years, most recently expanding its work in the medical technology space. For more, please visit www.exbsolutions.com.