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So what is the Mariah Program?
The Mariah Hypersonic Wind Tunnel Development Program is the nation's only program to develop the wind tunnel technology required to test and evaluate a new generation of missiles, space access vehicles, and high-speed aircraft utilizing ramjet and scramjet propulsion technology. Scramjet propulsion technology is critical to the nation's defense against the new high-speed cruise missiles and hypersonic glide vehicles currently being developed and deployed by Russia, China, and other nations. Additionally, scramjet propulsion is the key enabling technology for affordable space access and global-reach systems. MSE Technology Applications, Inc. is serving as the Army's Prime Integrating Contractor for the program. MSE has been involved with the development of the Mariah program since 1998 and serves as that program's integrator for the entire wind tunnel program, which is becoming an important element of the National Missile Defense System.
TIMELINE OF INTERESTING FACTS (add to it as you find more) Here is the beginning of the Mariah Project: Oct., 1997 – Dec., 1998 Radiatively Driven Hypersonic Wind Tunnel (RDHWT) Program Magnetohydrodynamic Accelerator Research Into Advanced Hypersonics (MARIAH II)
This was the first year's progress on the research for the development of enabling technology for the design of a Mach 8-15 flight duplication wind tunnel. This research program was entitled the Radiantly Driven Hypersonic Wind Tunnel/Magnetohydrodynamics Accelerator Research Into Advanced Hypersonics (RDHWT/MARIAH II) program. Direction of the program is provided by the USAF Arnold Engineering Development Center (AEDC). MSE Technology Applications, Inc. (MSE) is serving as the program prime integrating contractor.
April, 2004 The contract with the Air Force on the Mariah project ends.
July 20, 2004 MSE gets a five-year, $50 million contract with the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command to continue development of the Mariah Hypersonic Wind Tunnel program. The Army contract allows MSE to continue work and eventually build a prototype wind tunnel within the next five years.
"Eventually if the prototype wind tunnel is built it will have a significant economic impact on Butte." said MSE President Don Peoples. Notice he did not say “while” it is being built. IF it is built it WILL have a significant economic impact. This suggests that if it is successfully built, then there will be some future work from the military which will benefit Butte. It must have been successfully built as evidenced by the 7/29/2011 $23 million contract awarded to MSE. "This places MSE in a very high-profile position with the national aerospace industry," said Dave Micheletti, head of MSE's Aerospace Division.
Sept. 5, 2008 MSE lands $3.1 million contract for start-up testing of furnaces to be used to destroy hazardous and obsolete military munitions. This latest contract is for final testing of the plasma furnaces
May 1, 2009 MSE laid off 11 employees due to a business slowdown. (55 percent of the company's business in 2008 was in government contracts.) July 21, 2009 Contract Award Dollar Amount: $1,293,170.00 Long-Range Science and Technology (S&T) Projects which offer potential for advancement and improvement of Navy and Marine Corps operations across a spectrum of science and engineering disciplines.
8/13/2009 Sen. Max S Baucus (MT) requests $9,500,000 as an earmark request for MSE for the 2010 fiscal year. (Earmarks are special instructions in spending bills directing money to projects in representatives' states and districts.) This specific earmark request was for the Mariah Program. (I believe that this was done to help sustain MSE after the five-year contract with the Army ended in 2009.) Sept. 7, 2010 Contract Award Dollar Amount: $22,900.00 Continuous Monitoring Systems Recertification. April 27, 2011 President and CEO Jeff Ruffner. says he expects millions of dollars in contracts to come to MSE in June. The projects include a Mariah Contract for a wind tunnel, a Department of Defense contract for mobile plasma and a Department of Energy contract for mercury treatment. July 29, 2011 MSE Technology Application, Inc., Butte, Mont., was awarded a $22,739,109 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract. The award will provide for the hypersonic weapons testing, development, and support program. (The Mariah Program continues.)
Additional note: MSE's defense contract total for 2000-2010 was $60 million. The almost $23 million contract just awarded, represents about 38% of MSE’s ten year total. Definitely headed in the right direction as MSE now has a “very high profile position with the national aerospace industry.” Sooooo, why should we care about the Mariah Program? It’s a nice history lesson in MSE. It has been the bread, and butter for MSE for a decade, and it is evolving into the filet mignon, bread, and butter for MSE.