Harris to Build Optical Telescope Under $196M NASA Contract


Harris (NYSE: HRS) has received a potential seven-year, $195.9M contract to build an optical structure for NASA‘s Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope mission.

The company will provide personnel, services, materials, equipment and facilities needed for the construction, refurbishment or modification of the optical telescope assembly, the space agency said Friday.

NASA asked Harris to deliver the OTA to the Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., as part of the cost-plus-award-fee contract.

Once complete, the company will also assist in the integration and testing, in-orbit checkout and commissioning of the WFIRST observatory.

Contract work began Nov. 30 and is scheduled to finish by Dec. 1, 2025.

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