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About Us

Experienced Staff of Senior Professionals

Space Systems Services (SSS) applies a uniquely qualified and experienced leadership team to help our customer's identify and achieve supportable, innovative solutions for both space and ground communication architectures, systems and technologies. We offer direct systems engineering, program management and technical assistance for system development and procurement, or, training and mentoring needed to develop internal teams.  Our Small Business is structured to provide  personalized individual resources to  participate, innovate, and contribute to our customers missions.




Ken Osborne

Ken is the founder of Space Systems Services, LLC in Las Cruces, NM.  Recently retired after 26 years with General Dynamics Mission Systems, Ken brings decades of strategy and business development leadership to the Space Systems Services team.  Prior to leaving General Dynamics Ken was the Sr. Strategy & Business Development Manager for the Satellite Ground Systems business area where over his career he led strategy development and capture campaigns for NASA, U.S. Navy, U.S. Air Force and NOAA programs.

Prior to joining General Dynamics Ken spent 15 years developing and operating satellite communications systems for both TRW, Inc. and Harris Corporation, served in the U.S. Air Force and attended Embry Riddle Aeronautical University and New Mexico State University.

Ken's vision for Space Systems Services is to enable our customers to identify and realize supportable technical and business solutions focused on their missions and needs.


Arizona and California Leadership Team

Chuck Boehmer 

Chuck Boehmer has over 30 years’ experience in program management, systems engineering and business development in both government and private industry. Prior to joining General Dynamics in 2000, Chuck served as a senior program manager at Lockheed Martin, managing a wide range of satellite, terrestrial based and research and development programs. He also possesses extensive experience in proposal development.

Chuck currently teaches Systems Engineering, Systems Integration and Test and Satellite Design at both the graduate and undergraduate levels at a major university, where he has taught these courses since 2001. He has also taught Systems Engineering short courses to Stellar Solutions, Lockheed Martin, and Harris. He has extensive experience and expertise in on-line teaching and on-line course development. His Systems Engineering course is certified by Quality Matters, for which he also serves as a QM reviewer and consultant. 

Chuck is a retired US Navy aviator, a graduate of the Navy Test Pilot School, and has earned Masters’ degrees in Aeronautical Engineering and Material and Financial Management from the Navy Postgraduate School.


Doug Forster 

Our Chief Engineer, Doug Forster, has over forty-four years of experience in system engineering and software development in diverse application areas, including SIGINT, private and public voice and data networks, cellular telephony, terrestrial radio, narrowband and wideband satellite communi­cations, and remote sensing. Prior to his recent retirement from General Dynamics, Doug was the Chief Engineer group for the development of a large communications system for a US Government application. His primary assignment was to work in the “white space” that inevitably seems to exist, no matter how rigorously for­mal system engineering processes are applied. Doug was able to identify areas of perfor­mance or implementation risk, quantify the risk to total system performance, and offer techniques to ensure satisfaction of requirements, particularly in the interactions between the digital signal processing and analog portions of the system. 

Doug also participated in analysis of subtle design and performance issues and participated in system architecture studies that led to definition of the system baseline and winning proposal for the system design and implementation. 

Doug has a Master’s Degree in Computer Science from Stanford University, and a BS in Electrical Engineering from University of California, Davis and holds US Patent 6,026,305 -- Geographical location system and method for locating radio­telephone engaged in a call (co-inventor).




Systems Engineering


o Systems Engineering Management

o Independent Review Team Support

o Requirements and Functional Analysis and Allocation

o Technical Reviews

o Risk Analysis, Performance Measures and Margins

o Systems Engineering Applied to the System Life Cycle

o Verification and Validation

o Integration & Test

o Operations, Maintenance and Disposal

o Systems Engineering Workshops

Business Development


o Strategic Planning

o Opportunity Assessment and Capture

o Proposal Technical Support

o Team Development and Structures

o Review Team Leadership and Support

o Design to Cost Support

o Concept Exploration

o Negotiation Support

o White Paper Development

o Customer Interfacing

Project Support & Training


o Systems Engineering Workshops

o Program Management Support

o Independent Review Team Support

o Work Breakdown Structures

o Contract and Subcontract Management and Negotiations

o Technical, Cost (EVMS) and Schedule Support/Oversight

o Case Studies and Lessons Learned

o Software Development Support

o Mission Support

o Deployment Support

o Operational Training

o Service Commissioning 

o End of Life Analyses

Contact Us

Space Systems Services, LLC

(575) 649-2128



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