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...

NASA Issues $221M Infrared Instrument Contract Extension to Exelis

Exelis‘ (NYSE: XLS) geospatial systems division has received a $221 million contract modification from NASA to continue support for the agency’s Joint Polar Satellite System-2 mission for an additional three years. The contract covers work to manufacture, test, deliver, integrate and perform launch and post-launch support of the Cross-track Infrared Sounder instrument for the JPSS-2...

Logical-R JV, Booz Allen Land Ames Research Center Financial Support IDIQ

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Logical-R Joint Venture and Booz Allen Hamilton will collaborate to provide financial support services for the Ames Research Center under a $61.2 million contract with NASA. The contract contains a two-year base period, a 45-day phase-in period and three one-year options and Logical-R will commence work on Oct. 14, NASA said Wednesday. Both companies will perform financial management, program...

ASRC Federal to Provide Engineering Support to NASA’s Wallops Flight Center

An ASRC Federal division has received a five-year, $46.3 million contract from NASA to provide a range of engineering services at the agency’s flight facility in Wallops Island, Virginia. The cost-plus-fixed-fee contract was awarded to ASRC Space and Defense and contains a 30-day phase-in period that will commence Nov. 1, NASA said Tuesday. Work will include electrical, servicing and software...

Ball Aerospace to Build Ozone Mapping Instrument for NOAA Mission

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Ball Aerospace and Technology (NYSE: BLL) has won a $113 million contract to build an instrument for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration‘s ozone mapping and profiling mission. Boulder, Colorado-based Ball Aerospace will also work to integrate the Ozone Mapping and Profiling Suite system into the Joint Polar Satellite System-2, test the instrument and support the spacecraft’s...

Vantage Partners to Continue NASA Glenn Center Aeronautics Support

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Vantage Partners will continue providing engineering and scientific services to NASA‘s Glenn Research Center after the agency exercised the second option of the company’s potential $231 million contract for the work. NASA said Wednesday the one-year option is worth an estimated $46 million and starts in October. The company supports the Cleveland-based research center’s aeronautics...

Report: NASA to Award Space Transportation Contract by Early September

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NASA will award a contract or contracts to develop space vehicles for transporting U.S. astronauts to the International Space Station by the end of August or in early September, National Journal reported Tuesday. Marina Koren reports that the future commercial spacecraft would end U.S. dependence on Russia’s Soyuz capsules to transport each astronaut for $70.7 million. The three finalists...

NASA Triggers $178M Option on Jacobs’ Kennedy Space Center Operations Contract

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NASA has awarded a two-year, $178 million contract option to Jacobs Technology to continue management and implementation services for technology and operations at the agency’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The agency said Monday that it also exercised a two-year extension for the contract’s indefinite-delivery indefinite-quantity ordering provision, which is worth up to $500 million...