NASA Extends Northrop’s Environmental Satellite Radiometer Contract

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A Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) subsidiary has been awarded a $121 million contract modification to develop a microwave sounding instrument for the Joint Polar Satellite System-2 spacecraft. NASA said Wednesday Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems will produce and test the JPSS-2 Advanced Technology Microwave Sounder as well as deliver satellite launch and post-launch support services. The modification...

Aerojet Rocketdyne to Build Thruster, Power Systems for US 2020 Mars Rover

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Aerojet Rocketdyne has been awarded contracts from NASA and the U.S. Energy Department to develop thruster propulsion and electrical power systems for a rover that is slated to launch in 2020. The contract with NASA calls for the company to produce 16 thrusters that are similar to the ones used to put NASA’s Curiosity rover down on the red planet in 2012, Aerojet Rocketdyne said Friday. NASA...

NASA Adds 41 Contracts to $20B Enterprise IT GWAC Program

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NASA has awarded an additional 41 contracts under a potential $20 billion program that covers work to deliver information technology equipment, peripherals and related services across the federal government. Forty-one contractors will compete for task orders to provide server support systems under the “Group C” category of NASA’s Solutions for Enterprise-Wide Procurement V contract...

Ward Johnson: NASA Extends Jacobs’ Test Support for Kennedy Space Center

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Jacobs Engineering Group (NYSE: JEC) will continue to provide test and operations support to the Kennedy Space Center for another two years after NASA exercised a $172.8 million contract extension option. The company said Tuesday the modification also includes a concurrent two-year extension of the indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity provision for task orders. “We are pleased to support...

NASA Awards 56 Contracts Under Potential $20B Govt-Wide IT Products, Services IDIQ

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NASA has awarded 56 contracts under a potential 10-year, $20 billion vehicle that covers information technology products and services for the space agency’s centers and other federal agencies. The agency said Wednesday that the Solutions for Enterprise-Wide Procurement V program includes a five-year base period for work between Nov. 1 and Oct. 31, 2019, as well as a five-year option to...

Mission Technologies to Support NASA’s Quality Assurance, Workplace Safety Programs

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Mission Technologies has won a potential $48.3 million contract to provide mission safety and assurance services at NASA‘s Langley Research Center in Virginia. NASA chose the company to support Langley’s programs aimed at fostering a safe workplace for agency and contractor employees doing aeronautical and spaceflight activities, NASA said Monday. The cost-plus-fixed-fee contract contains...

NASA Taps 8 Firms for Construction, Nonconstruction Services to Glenn Research Center

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Eight companies will compete for task orders under a new five-year NASA contract worth up to $200 million to provide construction and nonconstruction services to the Glenn Research Center in Cleveland. NASA said Thursday that task orders will include include architecture and civil, mechanical and structural engineering, demolition and design build, instrumentation and controls, plumbing, electrical...

Mark Gray: ASRC Federal Subsidiary Wins Contract for NASA Flight Research, IT Support

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Mark Gray ASRC Federal‘s InuTeq subsidiary has won a potential $73 million contract to provide operational and information technology services to NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center in California. InuTeq will assist the center’s mission information and test systems directorate in running its aeronautical test range and research aircraft integration facility, ASRC Federal said...

Ward Johnson: Jacobs to Continue NASA Engineering, Science Services Work

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Jacobs Engineering Group (NYSE: JEC) has received a $120 million contract modification to continue its work on a NASA engineering and science services program at the Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama. The company will provide science, engineering and technical support for the Space Launch System, International Space Station, James Webb Space Telescope and other space science...

Boeing, SpaceX Win NASA Commercial Space Transportation Contracts

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Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Elon Musk’s startup firm SpaceX have both won contracts to transport U.S. astronauts to and from the International Space Station for NASA. Charles Bolden, NASA administrator, said in a press conference Tuesday from Kennedy Space Center that the contracts are worth up to $6.8 billion combined, with up to $4.2 billion for Boeing and $2.6 billion for SpaceX. Boeing will...