Support Services

Since our inception, ADSH has provided program level and lab support for major ISS contracts. Use our vast experiences in Astronaut Training, software, export control, and contractual bid services to add depth and quality to your program.


Airbus Defense and Space Houston has a staff of experienced software developers ready to design, prototype, plan, develop and deploy software solutions. With personnel with 25+ years of experience each, we can help you build solid enterprise applications in a fraction of the time of junior developers. With experience in C, C++, Java, Python, PERL and many other languages and OS experience with Solaris, Linux and Windows, we are ready to develop your application on your platform.

If you are looking for NREP payload software development, we developed the software on the NREP and we can help you develop your payload software to interface with the NREP.  We also have a local Engineering Model of the NREP in our facility to help you validate the interface before flying.

Airbus DS Houston can provide:

  • Networking and Network Infrastructure
  • IT Network Security
  • Simulation and Testing Support
  • Software Architecture, Design and Development
  • Configuration Control
  • Process Automation
  • International Partner Liaison Services
  • International Resource Coordination and Scheduling
  • System Integration Services
  • Test Procedure Development and Execution
  • Spares and Repair Depot Management
  • Simulator Sustaining and Maintenance

Because we are Airbus Defense and Space, we have deep reach back into our European parent company.


EPiK Modules for Payload Development

  • Power Controller + Heater:  Features regulation, current monitoring, programmable over current protection, current limiting and heater control designed specifically for harsh environments.

  • CPU Module: Features CPU, main memory, mass storage slot and plenty of I/O.  Program using a high-level language.

  • Experiment Adapter Module: Build your experiment to a known interface of DIO, AIO and COMM.  Later, integrate with our core modules for all the support you will need.

  • Platform Adapter Module: Guaranteed interface to either the Bartolomeo Multi Payload Platform or the Nanoracks External Platform.  Bridges the gap between your experiment and your platform of choice.

  • Contact us for EPiK module pricing and detailed specifications.


We have a long heritage in providing crew training for the ISS which stretches back to the Shuttle days. We have members of our team who are trained professionals for crew training and flight training. These people work to ensure that all of our projects can be integrated into the ISS properly and efficiently. We provide this as a service when you choose to fly with us.