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Welcome to Carr Astronautics Corporation, a Maryland-based technology company with an international reach.

Carr Astronautics Corporation provides superior service in the fields of science, engineering, IT and technical support to worldwide government, industry, and academic clients. Carr’s highly praised workforce includes experts in key domains including physics, mathematics, meteorology, software engineering, science data processing, and science product design.

Carr’s 21 years of experience in real-time Science Processing Algorithms (SPA) development, Image Navigation and Registration (INR) systems, data processing and archiving solutions, has proven time and again that we know how to “operationalize science” so the world benefits from science at work. Our systems, software and science contributions to the I-M, NOP and R series of the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite (GOES) program, ESA/EUMETSAT’s METEOSAT program, and the Korean and Japanese weather satellite programs serve to highlight our achievements.


Science at Work.



In the News......

 

UMD and Carr Astronautics Corporation Announce New Corporate Partnership

From the University of Maryland's Press Release:

April 5, 2013COLLEGE PARK, MD-  The University of Maryland (UMD) today announced Carr Astronautics Corporation as its newest member of the Corporate Partners in Computing (CPIC) program. The program provides companies with unique benefits for collaboration with UMD, including several opportunities for student engagement as well as the possibility to embark on mutually beneficial and collaborative research ventures with faculty.  This program, in turn, enables UMD to gain insight into industry trends, learn more about what research area corporations in the computing field are pursuing, and acquire feedback from leaders in the industry on computing curriculum and research.

"We are thrilled to have Carr Astronautics join as a partner in computing," said Dr. Samir Khuller, Chair of the Department of Computer Science.  "Carr remains an active recruiter of our undergraduates, and we look forward to exploring with them additional ways in which our faculty can collaborate with Carr on joint research projects," added Dr. Khuller.

“The University of Maryland has always been central to our success.  Many of our professional staff graduated from Maryland, mostly with CS or Physics degrees.  We are very enthusiastic about the prospects for strengthening our relationship with this partnership,” said Dr. Carr, President and CEO of Carr Astronautics.

Carr Astronautics Corporation specializes in developing scientific and image processing systems for federal and international clients. Carr’s highly praised workforce includes experts in key domains including physics, mathematics, meteorology, software engineering, science data processing, and science product design.

Carr Astronautics joins other prominent members in the Corporate Partners in Computing Program such as Appian, Google, Yahoo!, CyberData Technologies, Palantir Technologies, TATA Consultancy Services, Susquehanna International Group, and Dante Consulting.
 

About UMD CS and UMIACS:

UMD’s Department of Computer Science has consistently ranked in the top 15 departments nationally. Established in 1973, the department has pioneered several research areas and our fifty accomplished faculty members are award-winning leaders in the field.  Our top undergraduates are recruited by top Ph.D. programs and several win prestigious NSF fellowships. Several of our Ph.D. alumni are professors at high ranked universities, researchers at top industrial labs and software engineers at successful start-up companies. UMIACS catalyzes research in interdisciplinary applications of computing and enables innovative collaborations among faculty from linguistics, business, biology, and other research areas. UMD’s central location is the   epicenter for research opportunities with federal agencies such as NIST, NIH and NSA, as well as local, regional and national leaders in industry. For more information, please visit www.cs.umd.edu and www.umiacs.umd.edu. 

About Carr Astronautics

Carr Astronautics is dedicated to advancing science and engineering through forward-leaning solutions and services, executed professionally and efficiently. 

Since 1991, their national and international collaborations with U.S., European, Japanese, and Korean satellite programs have advanced weather observing around the world. Carr Astronautics Corporation provides superior service in the fields of science, engineering, IT and technical support to worldwide government, industry, and academic clients. Carr’s highly specified workforce includes experts in key domains:  spacecraft physics, mathematics, meteorology, software engineering, and science data processing and product design. 
Internationally, Carr Astronautics is known for expert systems development and for image navigation and registration (INR) critical to Geostationary Imagery Systems in Europe, Japan and Korea. For more information, please visit www.carrastro.com.

Press Release Contacts:
Eric Chapman
Director of Corporate Relations
University of Maryland
College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences
301 405 7136
echapman@umd.edu 

Kelly Yoder
Director, Business Operations
Carr Astronautics
301.220.7371
kyoder@carrastro.com


Carr to Provide Scientific and Software Services for TEMPO Instrument

 

November 14, 2012 - Greenbelt, MD, USA - Carr Astronautics Corporation, a Maryland-based firm specializing in scientific and engineering support services for scientific missions, is pleased to announce the selection of the Tropospheric Emissions: Monitoring of Pollution (TEMPO) instrument proposal by NASA Headquarters. Carr Astronautics is a member of the TEMPO project, headed by the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory and managed by NASA Langley Research Center in Hampton, VA. Dr. James L. Carr, President of Carr Astronautics, is a Co-Investigator on the SAO TEMPO team. TEMPO was competitively awarded by NASA Headquarters on November 8, 2012.

TEMPO was chosen from 14 proposals submitted under NASA's Earth Venture Instrument program. Earth Venture missions, part of the Earth System Science Pathfinder program, are small, targeted science investigations that complement NASA's larger research missions. Once placed in a geostationary orbit, TEMPO will monitor pollution across the entire North American continent. TEMPO will be the first space-based instrument capable of pollution monitoring of this magnitude. Carr Astronautics’ role on the team includes scientific algorithm development, systems engineering and software development of the Level 1 processing system responsible for transforming raw image data from the spacecraft, into a georectified and georeferenced science product suitable for monitoring pollution. “We are very excited about the TEMPO opportunity. It fits well with our core competence:  Providing ground data processing systems for science missions,” said Jim Carr.  

The program is expected to begin in early 2013. The instrument, to be completed in 2017, will share a ride on a geostationary satellite as a hosted payload. Orbiting approximately 22,000 miles above the Earth's equator, TEMPO will produce a wealth of data and significantly improve scientists’ ability to monitor and analyze earth’s pollution from space.

Carr Astronautics Corporation was founded in 1991, is privately held and headquartered in Greenbelt, MD, USA. Carr Astronautics provides aerospace engineering, science modeling and analysis, information systems and operational support to NOAA, NASA, USDA and DoD agencies and various other commercial organizations. Internationally, Carr Astronautics is known for expert systems development and for image navigation and registration (INR) critical to Geostationary Imagery Systems in Europe, Japan and Korea.


Press Release Contact: Lisa Wolff
Email: lwolff@carrastro.com
Phone: 301.220.7361
http://www.carrastro.com

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