Local Small Business Emerald City Initiatives, Inc. Contributes to NASA’s Launch Vehicle Stage Adapter

Huntsville, AL – For Immediate Release

Recently Teledyne Brown Engineering, Inc. in Huntsville, Ala. announced the award of a five-year $60 million contract by NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) to design and manufacture the Launch Vehicle Stage Adapter (LVSA) for the Space Launch System (SLS). Emerald City Initiatives, Inc. (ECI) was selected by Teledyne to collaborate on the design, assembly, and supporting data to contribute to the successful SLS mission of MSFC and NASA.

The SLS, NASA’s next generation launch vehicle, is an advanced, heavy-lift vehicle, designed to provide safe, affordable, and sustainable access to science and human exploration beyond Earth’s orbit.  SLS will carry the Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle as well as cargo, equipment, and science missions into deep space. The LVSA, a critical element of the SLS, will adapt the SLS core stage to the Interim Cryogenic Propulsion Stage (ICPS) while providing a protective envelope for the ICPS propulsion system.

“Contributing to our clients’ success and our community is a major tenet of Emerald City Initiatives,” commented Huntsville native and CEO Tamra Ozbolt, “and we are proud to be providing key technical leadership and support on LVSA for Teledyne.”

Emerald City Initiatives, Inc. (www.eci-inc.net), headquartered in Grant, AL with offices in Huntsville, is a Woman-Owned Small Business (WOSB) engineering services company.  ECI leverages decades of best practice experience to achieve efficiency, quality, and safety for our client and customer projects. ECI provides design, development, testing, and evaluation services for prototype and fielded systems in the aerospace, biotech, and energy arenas.