ASRC Federal to Continue Mission Support Work at NASA Facilities

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An ASRC Federal subsidiary has won a $37 million bridge contract to provide mission planning, information technology management and general business support to several NASA facilities. ASRC Research & Technology Solutions will extend its support services at the space agency’s Washington headquarters and organizations such as the Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland, NASA said Thursday. The...

Jacobs, NASA Ink $120M Marshall Center Services Modification

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Jacobs Technology (NYSE: JEC) and NASA have signed a potential one-year, $120 million contract modification for the company to continue engineering and science services at the agency’s based Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama. NASA said Monday the modification falls under a potential $600 million contract the company was awarded in July 2012 and covers work from Sept. 27, 2014...

NASA Issues Helium Supply RFP

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NASA has started accepting proposals from contractors to supply helium at agency-run flight and research centers for a period of up to five years. The contract contains a two-year base period and three option years that could extend work through Sept. 30, 2019, NASA said in an Aug. 8 FedBizOpps notice. Helium would be delivered at several NASA facilities, including the Ames Research Center, Jet Propulsion...

Jacobs Engineering to Help NASA Design Asteroid Capture Tech

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Jacobs Engineering Group (NYSE: JEC) has won a contract of an undisclosed value to design a technology for NASA‘s planned asteroid capture-and-study mission. The project’s goal is to develop a system that would tow an asteroid as heavy as 1,000 metric tons and as wide as 10 meters, Jacobs said Tuesday. Jacobs plans to embed deployable booms into the company’s asteroid capture system...

Lockheed Awarded Potential 3-Year Extension for NASA Johnson Center Services

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Lockheed Martin has been awarded a potential three-year, $34.6 million contract extension to continue helping to operate NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston. The extension contains a two-year base period that covers work between Oct. 1 and Sept. 30, 2016 and a one-year option that would extend work to Sept. 30, 2017, NASA said Friday. The cost-plus-award fee with baseline, level of effort,...

NASA Contracts Sierra Lobo for Goddard Center Test, Integration Support

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NASA has awarded Sierra Lobo a potential five-year, $250 million contract to provide engineering and technician testing and integration support for the Goddard Space Flight Center’s applied engineering and technology directorate. The Environmental Test and Integration Services II contract covers support work for hardware and software design and development, as well as verification and operations...

Lockheed Awards ATK contract to provide UltraFlex Solar Arrays for Mission to Mars

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ATK announced that the company has received a contract from Lockheed Martin Space Systems to provide the UltraFlex solar arrays for NASA’s InSight Lander mission to Mars in 2016. The mission aims to study the origins of what shaped the planets of the inner solar system, including Earth, more than four billion years ago. David Shanahan, vice president and general manager of ATK’s Space...

Boeing to Build Space Launch System Core Stage Under $3B Contract

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Boeing (NYSE: BA) has signed a $2.8 billion contract with NASA to build the core stage of the company’s Space Launch System rocket as the company and agency near the end of the last review of the stage prior to full production. The company also builds the avionics features for the SLS’ core stage and will study the SLS Exploration Upper Stage as prime contractor, Boeing said Wednesday. SLS...

Raytheon Extends Support for NASA Training Facilities in Houston

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Raytheon Technical Services received a one-year, $27 million contract extension to continue providing training and simulation support at NASA‘s Johnson Space Center. The contract is worth up to $129 million total and comes under the agency’s Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory/Space Vehicle Mockup Facility Operations Contract program, NASA said Wednesday. Work at the center includes training, operational,...

NASA, Industry Partners Close First Certification Stage for Crew Transport Spacecraft; Phil McAlister Comments

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NASA has collaborated with Boeing (NYSE: BA), Sierra Nevada and Space Exploration Technologies to complete the first phase of certification process for a spacecraft to carry astronauts to the International Space Station and back. Boeing, Sierra Nevada and SpaceX outlined their respective plans for transporting space crews to and from the ISS in 2017, NASA said Friday. “This certification is...