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Arcata Associates began work on NASA's Research Facilities & Engineering Support Services (RF&ESS) contract on January 5, 2021 as a subcontractor to ASRC Federal System Solutions (AFSS). The five-year program supports Armstrong Flight Research Center's (AFRC) Mission Support Directorate providing mission operations at the Dryden Aeronautical Test Range (DATR) and center-wide information technology services.

As NASA's primary center for high-risk, atmospheric flight research and test projects, AFRC conceives, designs, analyzes, fabricates, integrates, maintains, and conducts disciplinary research, flight research and flight test on modified or unique research vehicles and systems. Armstrong Flight Research Center is in the western Mojave Desert in southern California.

Under the new contract, Arcata will continue its role providing hardware and software engineering and operations and maintenance in support of fixed and mobile telemetry systems, Flight Termination Systems (FTS), communications systems, radar, video, and Mission Control Centers (MCC) as well as in-flight and public affairs videography and photography.

Arcata Executive Vice President, Anthony Ng noted, "Arcata is proud to be a member of the ASRC Federal AFSS Team providing outstanding technical expertise to the DATR and its customers." Arcata has supported NASA since 1989 and Armstrong Flight Research Center since 2002.

Arcata Associates, Inc., is an aerospace/defense company based in Las Vegas, Nevada. The company has provided mission critical engineering, operations & maintenance, information technology, logistics, and multimedia support to the federal government for over 40 years.