Space Systems Loral has been awardedÂ a potential five-year, $127 million firm-fixed-price contract toÂ support the development, deployment and operation of a robotic space vehicle for NASA’s in-orbit satellite servicing mission.
SSLÂ will provide spacecraft bus, critical hardware and associated services for theÂ Restore-LÂ refueling mission under the contract, Â NASA said Tuesday.
The agency aims to launch Restore-L sometime in 2020 to serviceÂ an operational government space asset currently in low-Earth orbit.
The satellite servicing projects division at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center manages the projectÂ for the space agency’s space technology mission directorate.
The contractÂ has a three-year base period and a two-year indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity option.