Five companies have won positions on a potential five-year, $18M contract to supply NASA with miniaturized satellite deployment systems
NASA said on Saturday its Kennedy Space Center will place orders for CubeSat dispenser hardware, associated mass simulators and mission integration services through the indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract.
Such commercial dispensers are designed to carry very small satellites aboard a launch vehicle and release the nanosatellites in space at a scheduled time.
Tasks will include flight hardware assembly, qualification and acceptance testing, flight dispenser integration and interface control document development services.
The awardees are:
- Maverick Space Systems
- Tyvak Nano-Satellite Systems
The CubeSat 3 ordering period commenced Friday.