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Columbus Awarded NMITS Contract

Columbus is proud to announce that as a member of the Lynker team, it has been awarded the NOAA Mission Information Technology Services (NMITS) contract. The contract is a multi-award, ID/IQ with a 5-year base period and 5-year option period with a maximum value of $2.1 Billion. It will support the full life-cycle scope of…

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Top Minority-Owned Business Award 2021

Columbus is honored to have been recognized by LA Business Journal as the #23 Top Minority-Owned Business in the Greater Los Angeles Area. For nearly two decades, we have partnered with our nations’ federal agencies to provide mission-critical support to advance complex scientific, technical, and medical programs and projects. We are tremendously grateful for the…

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Mars 2020 Perseverance Rover Successfully Lands on The Red Planet

We would like to express our profound gratitude to the more than 500 Columbus employees who have worked in partnership with JPL to make the Mars 2020 Perseverance Rover landing a resounding success. These employees directly contributed to this mission, and their individual and collective expertise helped ensure today’s historic accomplishment. Columbus employees led efforts…

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Employee Highlight: Christopher Boswell

Meet Christopher Boswell: an Electronics Manufacturing Engineer at NASA JPL working on the Europa Clipper project. Christopher is a Californian through and through, born and raised in San Luis Obispo. He graduated from San Diego State University with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering. One of his first jobs was working on Ground Control…

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Columbus Earns Recertification to ISO 9001:2015

Columbus has successfully earned recertification to ISO 9001:2015, an internationally recognized standard specifying the requirements for quality management systems. The ISO 9001 quality management systems standard helps Columbus demonstrate to customers that we can offer products and services of consistently high quality. It also acts as a tool to streamline our processes and make us…

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Columbus Supports Technologies on Sentinel-6

Saturday, November 21st marked the launch of the Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich satellite. It is the first of two identical satellites that will be launched 5 years apart in a 10-year NASA mission to allow continued and consistent data collection and observations of sea levels. NASA has developed this mission in partnership with the European Space…

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Employee Highlight: Briana Cantos

Meet Briana Cantos: an Electrical and Power Flight Systems Engineer at NASA JPL, a member of the Electrical Systems Engineering Group, and a proud Columbus employee supporting the Europa Clipper project. During 2017, Briana interned with the Europa Clipper Electrical Systems team while completing her B.S. in Electrical Engineering. She joined the Europa Clipper project…

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Supporting NASA Goddard with OSIRIS-REx

NASA’s Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security, Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx) is a New Frontiers mission whose primary goal is to return the first samples ever taken from a special type of asteroid (Bennu) holding clues to the origin of the solar system and likely organic molecules that may have seeded life on Earth. The OSIRIS-REx…

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Employee Highlight: Kyle Salling

Meet Kyle Salling: a proud veteran, a pilot and a team member at Columbus supporting Airborne Science at NASA JPL. In 2008, Kyle began his very first aviation job as an Aircraft Charter Pilot for Air Alpha, a charter company based at Cincinnati Lunken Airport and flew a Piper Navajo Chieftain for a FAA Part…

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Columbus wins Goddard Subcontractor of the Year, 2019

Columbus is proud and honored to announce that it has won the 2019 Goddard Subcontractor of the Year Award for providing excellent system engineering support for the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) mission on the Ground Systems and Missions Operations II (GSMO-2) contract as a subcontractor to KBRWyle. This year, LRO experienced a lunar eclipse that…

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