Deep Space Systems is a systems engineering company that supports the design, development, integration, testing and operations of science and exploration spacecraft.

Deep Space Systems' QMS is AS9100D Certified

      DSS typically subcontracts to industry prime contractors such as Lockheed Martin, NASA and NASA centers such as the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, developing system engineering products unique to each contract. We produce soft products such as requirements, plans, interface control documents, verification and test procedures, and the parameters and databases used in flight, simulation and ground systems. DSS develops and uses ground software tools for mission and system analysis including trajectory design. DSS performs analysis and tracking of mass, power, and other system resources and performance criteria. DSS products include flight software as well as software for ground operations and spacecraft testing. 

      DSS supports the analysis and documentation of system level vertical and horizontal interfaces producing customer-required documents, technical databases, technical memos, reports, and presentations. The systems engineering roles and services provided by DSS involve day-to-day interaction with the spacecraft flight and ground systems engineers. Our roles span the system life cycle including proposal support, integration and testing of the flight spacecraft, and operation and analysis of the spacecraft in flight.

We expect our suppliers to ensure the importance of:

-Product and service conformity

-Product safety

-Ethical behavior


  • Johnson Space Center Woman Owned Small Business of the Year 2009
  • NASA Agency Wide Small Business Subcontractor of the Year 2009
  • Johnson Space Center Small Business Subcontractor of the Year 2009

Steve Bailey awarded Silver Snoopy!