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Barrios Technology Selected by Orbital ATK to Support Mission Operations for Cygnus Flights

JOHNSON SPACE CENTER (Houston, TX): Barrios Technology was recently awarded a contract by Orbital ATK [NYSE: OA], a global leader in aerospace and defense technologies, to provide real time mission operations and flight controller training and simulations for its Cygnus spacecraft as part of Orbital ATK’s Commercial Resupply Services (CRS) contract with NASA.

“Barrios supports Orbital ATK’s Cygnus real time console operations with the vehicle after it is berthed to the International Space Station (ISS). We are excited to have this opportunity to partner with Orbital ATK in support of NASA’s Space Station CRS contracts," said Robert McAfoos, Barrios Technology President.

Barrios brings technical expertise in mission operations support, including flight control, training, and Cygnus cargo support at Dulles and Houston’s Johnson Space Center. Trained flight controllers provide monitoring of the vehicle during all operational activities while it is attached to the space station.

“Orbital ATK is very pleased to have Barrios on our mission operations team for our upcoming missions to deliver cargo to the ISS,” said Frank DeMauro, Vice President and General Manager of Orbital ATK’s Advanced Programs Division. “We have been extremely impressed with the quality of personnel they have provided, who have all shown a level of professionalism and expertise along with their eagerness to be part of the Cygnus team.”

About Orbital ATK

Orbital ATK is a global leader in aerospace and defense technologies. The company designs, builds and delivers space, defense and aviation systems for customers around the world, both as a prime contractor and merchant supplier. Its main products include launch vehicles and related propulsion systems; missile products, subsystems and defense electronics; precision weapons, armament systems and ammunition; satellites and associated space components and services; and advanced aerospace structures. Headquartered in Dulles, Virginia, Orbital ATK employs approximately 13,000 people across the U.S. and in several international locations. For more information, visit

About Barrios Technology

Headquartered in Houston, Barrios Technology is a woman-owned AS9100 certified engineering services company specializing in aerospace engineering & science, program planning & control, mission integration & operations, and software engineering & integration. Since 1980, Barrios has demonstrated their corporate mission to be the foremost small aerospace engineering services company providing extraordinary value to our customers, employees and communities. For more information on Barrios Technology, please call 281-280-1900 or visit

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