Saalex Launch Team Assisting with Upcoming Space Mission to Study the Impact of Climate Change on Earth’s Water

Camarillo, CA and Rockledge, FL (November 16, 2022) – Saalex Corporation’s Expendable Launch Vehicle Integrated Support 3 (ELVIS 3) team is supporting the launch of the Surface Water and Ocean Topography (SWOT) satellite, which is currently scheduled for next month from Vandenberg Space Force Base in California. The mission is designed to help mankind gain a better understanding of how climate change is impacting oceans, lakes and rivers.

Once in orbit, SWOT will survey nearly all of Earth’s water bodies. By collecting data from the ocean, SWOT will aid scientists in their investigation of the processes by which seawater absorbs atmospheric heat and carbon, which has a significant impact on global temperatures and climate change.

Seeing Earth's water in unprecedented detail can help coastal communities plan for and adapt to rising seas and shifting coasts due to climate change, as well as improve water equity and water management decisions. It will also provide a better understanding of the interaction between sea surface height and a warming climate and its effects on phenomena like storm surges.

“We are extremely proud to be assisting on a mission that is designed to help us better understand the impact of global warming,” said Robert Bezduch, President of Saalex. “It is very rewarding for our ELVIS 3 team to know their work is having a direct impact on the lives of literally everyone in the world. We are honored and humbled to support such an important project.”

SWOT is a joint project of NASA and the French space agency Centre National d'Études Spatiales (CNES), with support from the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) and the United Kingdom Space Agency. The launch service is managed by NASA's Launch Services Program (LSP), which is situated at the agency's Kennedy Space Center (KSC) in Florida.

The ELVIS 3 team from Saalex is providing engineering, programmatic, and technical support for the launch of the SWOT spacecraft.

About Saalex Corporation

Saalex Corp. is a federal services contractor providing core competencies in the areas of test range operations and management, engineering and logistics services, cybersecurity, and IT services. Founded in 1999 by Travis Mack, Saalex Corp is a service-disabled veteran-owned business headquartered in Camarillo, CA. Learn more at www.saalex.com.

Gerri Markota Promoted To Director Of Program Operations

Camarillo, CA and Ridgecrest, CA (November 7, 2022) – Saalex Corporation today announced Ms. Gerri Markota is promoted to Director of Program Operations. Ms. Markota has served Saalex as Program Manager for our ESS, Machine Shop and DITAC contracts where she managed those contracts in support of government initiatives including training range systems, hardware/software development, field engineering, engineering services and logistics. Each contract required the management and oversight of multiple technical task orders, adherence to applicable documents, and monthly data/deliverables.

The changes were made to ensure Saalex meets the increased management demands it is experiencing with its tremendous growth.

“We are really excited to promote Gerri into the Director’s role as she has contributed so much to Saalex. Her leadership style, approach to customer service, and dedication to the Saalex mission make her stand out as the right choice to influence appropriate change to meet our strategic goals,” said Robert Bezduch, President of Saalex Corporation. “Gerri’s promotion not only fills a critical gap in our leadership infrastructure, but also increases our corporate presence in Ridgecrest. We have supported China Lake and the Ridgecrest community for over 20 years and remain dedicated to its growth and continued success.”

“I am excited and thankful for the opportunity to support Saalex as the Director of Program Operations,” said Markota. “I look forward to working with the team at Saalex to expand our footprint and continue to provide outstanding products and services to our customers.”

Markota, who has been employed by Saalex for six years, has 45+ years of experience and in-depth understanding of the program management organization and challenges. As the new Director of Program Operations, she now is responsible for leading the capture in China Lake and Point Mugu with a focus on NAVAIR work for NAWCWD and NAWCAD and execution of multiple multi-million-dollar contracts in CONUS and OCONUS locations for Navy, Army, Air Force, and NASA, with a focus on test range operations and management, engineering and logistics services, cybersecurity, and IT services. She is also responsible for contract organic growth to increase staffing levels.

 

About Saalex Corporation

Saalex Corp. is a federal services contractor providing core competencies in the areas of test range operations and management, engineering and logistics services, cybersecurity, and IT services. Founded in 1999 by Travis Mack, Saalex Corp is a service-disabled veteran-owned business headquartered in Camarillo, CA.

Learn more at www.saalex.com.

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Saalex ELVIS 3 Team Supporting Unusual Double Payload Launch

Camarillo, CA and Rockledge, FL (October 26, 2022) – Saalex Corporation’s ELVIS 3 launch team is providing launch technical integration support for the upcoming JPSS-2/LOFTID mission, in which two satellites will be taken to space on one rocket. The launch is currently scheduled for November 9 from the Vandenberg Space Force Base in California.

The main satellite on board, JPSS-2, is the third satellite in NOAA and NASA's Joint Polar System series, and will be one of five such spacecraft designed to collect data and improve weather predictions, allowing scientists to better anticipate severe weather occurrences and climate change.

When JPSS-2 is sent into orbit 512 miles above Earth's surface, it will study our planet's land, atmosphere, and seas in great detail. In order to cover the entire planet, the satellite will make 14 orbits per day, traveling from the North Pole to the South Pole and back again. Floods, hurricanes, storms and wildfires are all severe weather events that may be prevented with early and specific warnings from JPSS-2.

The secondary payload is the LOFTID, or the Inflatable Decelerator spacecraft. It is designed to test heat shields for atmospheric re-entry. It is to be a demonstration test of technology that might be used to land large payloads on the surface of Mars, such as those needed for crewed missions. The LOFTID spacecraft will come back to earth just two hours after launch.

“This is a complex launch, having two spacecraft together on one rocket, but our launch team has performed flawlessly in supporting NASA,” said Robert Bezduch, President of Saalex. “This type of a rideshare arrangement enables NASA and the United Launch Alliance to optimize their operations, and save on resources. It’s a win-win for everyone involved, and we are proud to support such an innovative mission.”

 

 

About Saalex Corporation

Saalex Corp. is a federal services contractor providing core competencies in the areas of test range operations and management, engineering and logistics services, cybersecurity, and IT services. Founded in 1999 by Travis Mack, Saalex Corp is a service-disabled veteran-owned business headquartered in Camarillo, CA. Learn more at www.saalex.com.

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Saalex Solutions Awarded NAWCWD DITAC Network Infrastructure Contract

Camarillo, CA (October 25, 2022) – Saalex was recently awarded the Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division (NAWCWD) Digital Information Technology Analysis and Cyber (DITAC) Network Infrastructure contract. Saalex will provide services and materials required for the analysis, design, development, test, integration, deployment, and operation of IT systems and services to the DITAC Department located at China Lake, CA. The contract was awarded Thursday, August 11, 2022, and is valued at $33 million. This win expands on the support Saalex has been providing NAWCWD China Lake and extends the relationship for another 5 years.

The DITAC Department at the Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division (NAWCWD) provides facilities and laboratories with a broad spectrum of technology, capabilities, and innovative system interoperability and integration requirements with both the internal and external supports necessary to ensure an efficient and effective operating environment to meet its goals and objectives for all customers at NAWCWD. DITAC manages and operates the NAWCWD networks and computer systems providing base-wide connectivity to access Department of Defense (DoD) networks, facilities, laboratories, and ranges. DITAC provides monitoring, operations and maintenance, upgrades, and overall management for network infrastructure and planning.

The DITAC Network Infrastructure serves as a NAWCWD resource for Information Technology (IT), System Administration (SA), and Cyber Security support; and maintains expertise in DoD, Department of Navy (DoN), and subordinate command IT policy and procedures to leverage best practices for its customer base. The DITAC Network Infrastructure is composed of diverse service capabilities with the mission to provide superior customer service and to support the organizations and Product Teams at NAWCWD.

“Our continued support to the Navy is important to our growth as an organization and our ability to provide unparalleled support to the Government, the warfighter, and all our customers. We are very excited about this win, as it allows us to continue our longstanding commitment to the Navy in support of their mission objectives. We are truly honored to be awarded this effort and have the opportunity to expand our relationship with our China Lake customer and the Ridgecrest community.” said Saalex President, Mr. Robert Bezduch.

Saalex is an Engineering and Technology Service company providing support to battlefield environments ranging from Undersea Warfare, Surface Warfare, Air Warfare, and the space program. We focus on Information Technology and Cybersecurity Support, Test Range Operations and Management Services, Training and Training Support, Engineering and Logistic Services. Founded in 1999 by Travis Mack, Saalex Corp is a service-disabled veteran-owned business headquartered in Camarillo, CA.

Learn more at www.saalex.com

Thomas Rossi appointed President of Netsimco

(August 29, 2022) – Saalex is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Thomas Rossi as President of Netsimco, a wholly owned subsidiary and division of Saalex Corp.

Mr. Rossi is a proven business leader with over 30 years of documented leadership success. His organizational leadership is evidenced in his proven technical, product management, process improvement, and strategic business development skills. After a distinguished 20-year career as a Naval Officer which included command of a Destroyer, Tom served as a VP in Anteon Corporation (now GDIT); EVP and GM of Caton Connector Manufacturing; Director of Operations in SRI International; President and CEO of Hall Spars and Rigging; and Chief Operations Officer of Netsimco. He is extremely successful at leading high-performance teams in demanding environments with very limited resources. Mr. Rossi graduated from the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD. With a BS degree in Engineering Resources Management and was the President’s Honor Graduate as he earned his master’s degree from the United States Naval War College in Newport, RI.

“Mr. Rossi brings decades of experienced leadership. We know he is the right person to lead the Netsimco Division and I am thrilled to make this appointment.” Said Mr. Travis Mack, Chairman and CEO of Saalex Corp.

“It is a privilege to lead such a great group of professionals in Netsimco.” Said Thomas Rossi, Netsimco President. “As a wholly owned subsidiary of Saalex, we will continue our aggressive pursuit of organic growth while maintaining the high level of performance and customer service for which Netsimco is known for. I’d like to thank Travis Mack for the trust and confidence he has placed in me, and I look forward to many years of continued success.”

Mr. Rossi will be setting policies and strategic direction for the company, both for the near term and for the foreseeable future. It is his responsibility to ensure Netsimco follows its mission, policies and procedures that are in place, and is profitable.

Please join us in welcoming Mr. Rossi as President of Netsimco.

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