Boeing Service Company works to successfully maintain and sustain its customers' systems. It handles jobs as varied as tasking communications satellites to readying payloads for launch into space to maintaining classified government facilities.
Boeing is developing an ultra-low-power spacecraft called CubeSat TestBed 1 (CSTB1). It fits in a lunch box and weighs less than three pounds, but it can perform more than 300 million instructions per second with just one of its four microcontrollers.
Boeing is working on a vision and computer-graphics technology called augmented reality that can help reduce training requirements and communicate complicated technical instructions. That capability could support the training needs of future space missions.
How long does it take to train a raw recruit to maintain the F-22 Raptor? A state-of-the-art "schoolhouse" currently under construction at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, will pack the equivalent of a two-year college program into four busy months.