CIME Space

Unique Experience

Outstanding Performance

Unmatched Responsiveness


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CIME Space
brings unique expertise, ideally suited to meet NASA’s and space industry’s requirements, resulting from more than twenty years of work with NASA, the European Space Agency (ESA) and other major international organizations.

We are problem solvers, with an outstanding track record of highly successful, hands-on involvement in complex space programs.

Concept Development and
Mission Planning

  • Mission configuration
  • Science team interface
  • Feasibility and trade studies
  • Program cost analysis
  • Spacecraft accommodation studies  
  • Mission implementation on alternate spacecraft busses and carriers
  • Analysis of mission concepts, instrument configurations and accommodations
  • Review of sub-system and component concepts and design
  • Risk assessment



Program Management
  • All aspects of program management and technical development, from Mission concept and requirements definition through design, fabrication and testing
  • First-hand management of multi-million dollar space projects
  • Performance monitoring
  • Schedule development and monitoring
  • Program cost analysis and management
  • Team coordination
  • Program office establishment and management
  • Proven capability to balance technical task execution and budget constraints

Systems Engineering and Integration

  • Extensive, hands-on system engineering experience on a large variety of missions, including complex international programs and advanced scientific instruments
  • Definition and flow-down of functional and interface requirements, from strategic to implementation level
  • Sensible bridging of high level requirements to technical implementation
  • Coordination among program participants
  • Field implementation
  • Margin and budget management
  • Definition of interfaces and development of ICD’s
  • End-to-end system testing



International and inter-agency Negotiations

  • Outstanding capabilities and knowledge in International Program planning and coordination
  • Direct experience at all levels of international negotiations on technical and management issues
  • In-depth knowledge of Agency "cultures" for NASA, ESA, the Japanese Space Agency (NASDA/JAXA), the Canadian Space Agency, the Russian Space Agency (RKA), the Italian Space Agency (ASI), and French CNES
  • Familiarity with multi-cultural environments

Proven capabilities insun
  • New business development
  • Establishment of new programs
  • Organization analysis and re-engineering
  • Change management
  • Planning and development of research programs, including interfacing with the experiment science teams, in areas such as astrophysics, earth sciences, microgravity, life sciences, and commercial applications
  • Technical proposal development and  negotiations
  • Executive level customer interface


  • Extensive hands-on experience with flight hardware development, including system requirements definition, systems engineering, end-to-end system performance studies, payload accommodation, and launch vehicle interfaces. 
  • In-depth experience with large spacecraft projects such as the International Space Station, HST, SOHO, UARS, COBE, GOES, SOT, and EUVE, as well as smaller payload projects such as GAS can experiments and HITCHHIKER and SPARTAN payloads. 
  • Familiar with verification and validation, quality assurance planning and implementation, and contamination control technology.
  • Knowledge of numerous launch vehicles and interface requirements.

Outstanding Performance

  • Gamma Ray Large Area Space Telescope (GLAST) Large Area Telescope (LAT) Calorimeter
    • Program Management
    • Systems Engineering
  • HST NICMOS Calibrated Infrared Source (CIRCE)
    • Program Management
    • Requirements definition
    • Hardware development
    • Instrument calibration and testing
  • SWIFT Narrow Field Instruments
    • Systems Engineering
  • Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) UltraViolet Coronagraph Spectrometer (UVCS)
    • End-to-end system testing
  • International Space Station
    • Science Utilization
    • Payload/facility design and accommodation
    • International negotiations
    • Systems Engineering
  • Numerous others



Please feel free to contact us with specific queries on your requirements and plans.

CIME Space


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