SSL Awarded $127M NASA Robotic Refueling Spacecraft Support Contract


space-engineeringSpace Systems Loral has been awarded a potential five-year, $127 million firm-fixed-price contract to support the development, deployment and operation of a robotic space vehicle for NASA’s in-orbit satellite servicing mission.

SSL will provide spacecraft bus, critical hardware and associated services for the Restore-L  refueling mission under the contract,  NASA said Tuesday.

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The agency aims to launch Restore-L sometime in 2020 to service an operational government space asset currently in low-Earth orbit.

The satellite servicing projects division at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center manages the project for the space agency’s space technology mission directorate.

The contract has a three-year base period and a two-year indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity option.

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