February 14, 2003 – Valador to support the Columbia Accident Investigation Board
Herndon, VA, February 14, 2003 — Valador has been awarded a competed GSA Task Order to support Columbia Accident Investigation Board headed by Admiral Hal Gehman.
Under this task order, Valador will be providing a variety of services including technical analyses including for example, hypersonic aerothermodynamics, materials forensics, sensor and timeline reconstruction, independent testing, modeling and simulation, Shuttle safety and operations analysis, training and other technical areas as required; public website (CAIB.US) development, management, and support; congressional liaison support; public affairs support including press conferences, public meetings, webcasts, and photodocumentation; final report documentation development and other administrative support.
The loss of the Space Shuttle Columbia has resulted in a stand down of the entire Space Shuttle fleet and has impacted the operations and construction of the International Space Station. This unprecedented loss during reentry comes at a critical juncture of on-orbit space operations—the space station is nearing completion and continues to maintain a crew on-orbit. The effective completion of this independent accident investigation will be critical for the future of manned space operations and the completion of the International Space Stations.
Headquartered in Herndon, Virginia, Valador, Inc. is a Verified Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business that delivers powerful solutions for collecting, maintaining, visualizing, and protecting its clients’ information. The company focuses on four key business areas — Modeling and Simulation, Information Assurance, Management Consulting, and Software Engineering. It employs innovative solutions such and the use of 3D immersive visualization to address its clients’ complex challenges, such as decision support, strategic planning, risk management, safety and reliability, assessment of alternatives, and information security.
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