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West Virginia Tech firm’s software management, assurance for NASA’s X-57 all-electric experimental aircraft deemed ‘highly instrumental’ at ground test


FAIRMONT, W.Va. — TMC Technologies of West Virginia, a leading-edge technology services firm, is proud to announce its software management and assurance support for NASA’s X-57 “Maxwell” all-electric aircraft is deemed ‘highly instrumental’ during the recent high-voltage functional ground test at NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center in Edwards, California.

“TMC has been highly instrumental in helping bring the software development up to the standards that NASA requires for the flight, which is a ‘win-win-win,'” NASA X-57 Principal Investigator Sean Clarke said.

NASA’s X-57 is the agency’s first all-electric experimental aircraft, or X-plane, and is NASA’s first crewed X-plane in two decades. TMC Senior Systems Engineer Steve Yokum manages the software development and assurance side of the X-57 project as part of a subcontract with California-based ESAero.

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