Northrop, SpaceX Receive 12 Additional NASA Cargo Resupply Mission Orders

Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) and SpaceX have each received an order from NASA to conduct six additional resupply missions to the International Space Station.

NASA said the two companies will transport cargo and scientific investigations to the orbiting laboratory until 2026 as part of the latest orders under the Commercial Resupply Services-2 contracts awarded in 2016 with a ceiling value of $14 billion.

In 2020, the space agency ordered two additional missions from Northrop and three more from SpaceX on top of the six minimum cargo resupply missions guaranteed by the CRS-2 contracts.

The latest action will bring the total number of CRS-2 missions to 32, which break down to 14 for Northrop and 15 for SpaceX and three for Sierra Nevada Corp., the third contractor for the program.

Northrop’s Cygnus spacecraft concluded the company’s ninth cargo delivery mission to the space station in 2018 under a previous CRS contract.

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