NASA plans to award a sole-source contract toÂ Northrop Grummanâs (NYSE: NOC) innovation systems sector to construct a habitation module for theÂ Gateway lunar station,Â Spaceflight Now reported Tuesday.
The agency said Friday in a FedBizOpps notice it wants the companyÂ to supply the Minimal Habitation Module due to the firm’s capacity toÂ provide services that can help meet theÂ Trump administration’s 2024 deadline for the moon mission.
BothÂ parties expectÂ to negotiateÂ the contract valueÂ in the coming months.
Northrop could use its Cygnus spacecraft as a basis for the design of a pressurized habitation compartment intended to serve asÂ living quarters and support scientificÂ experiments.
The module will be built to operateÂ with the gatewayâs power and propulsion elementÂ Maxar Technologies (NYSE: MAXR) is building for the agency as part of a potential $375M contract awarded in May.