Summit Technologies & Solutions, Inc. (Summit) was established in 2009 in Charles Town, West Virginia. Summit’s headquarters and Corporate Office are now in Alexandria, Virginia.
Matthew Kennedy founded the company, and since that founding, Summit has grown from one employee to more than eighty today. Summit’s first client was Orbital Sciences Corporation, where Mr. Kennedy worked on proposal development on Project Orion and grew Summit’s presence to include several other NASA and DoD programs. Orion represented the next generation of manned spaceflight vehicles, designed to usher in a new era of manned exploration to the moon, Mars, and beyond. Although Project Orion was significantly changed over time, Summit’s commitment to the aerospace sector and the exploration goals of the United States has not changed, and continues to represent a significant portion of Summit’s revenue.
Summit is currently the Prime Contractor on the Project Management Support Services Contract at NASA Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, Ohio. In addition to priming this contract, Summit also serves as a supporter and subcontractor of the Engineering Services Contract at Kennedy Space Center; the Safety and Mission Assurance contract at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center; the EVA Space Operations Contract at NASA Johnson Space Center; the Environmental Testing Integration Services contract at Goddard Space Flight Center; and the Mechanical Systems Engineering Services IIA contract at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center; the Geophysics Geodynamics and Space Geodesy contract at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center; and the Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle contract at Johnson Space Center.
Prior to winning these contracts, Summit supported the ISS Program Integration & Control Contract at NASA Johnson Space Center; the Program Analysis and Control (PAAC III) contract at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center; the Safety and Mission Support Services contract at NASA Glenn Research Center; the “System F6” (Future Fast, Flexible, Fractionated, Free-Flying Spacecraft) contract under DARPA; and the Autonomous Nanosatellite Guardian for Evaluating Local Space (ANGELS) contract under the United States Air Force.
Summit received its certification as a Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone) contractor in June 2010, and has committed itself to supporting and improving the HUBZone communities in which it operates and in which its employees live.