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NASA’s Perseverance Rover Arrives at Mars; Steve Jurczyk, Michael Watkins Quoted

NASA’s Perseverance rover that launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida aboard a United Launch Alliance-built Atlas V rocket in July 2020 reached Mars on Thursday. The Mars 2020 Perseverance mission “personifies the human ideal of persevering toward the future and will help us prepare for human exploration …

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Barrios Technology to Help Organize NASA Projects Under Potential $160M Contract

Houston-based aerospace services provider Barrios Technology has secured a potential eight-year, $160 million contract to help NASA coordinate projects at the Marshall Space Flight Center in Alabama. NASA said Wednesday the company could extend support services to other agency facilities under the Consolidated Program Support Services Project Coordination indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract. …

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NASA Launches Solicitation for Follow-On Systems Engineering Contract

NASA Goddard

NASA has issued a request for proposals for the second iteration of the Systems Engineering Advanced Services contract with a maximum ordering value of $298 million. SEAS II will involve work to engineer systems for various NASA facilities such as the Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland and the Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia, the agency said in the solicitation notice posted Monday.

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SpaceX to Deploy NASA’s Lunar Outpost Propulsion, Crew Modules Under $332M Contract

Lunar Gateway PPE and HALO modules

NASA has awarded SpaceX a potential $331.8 million contract to launch a solar electric propulsion spacecraft and a crew module using the Falcon Heavy rocket for the agency's mission to land astronauts on the moon in 2024. SpaceX will aim to deploy the lunar Gateway's Power and Propulsion Element along with the Habitation and Logistics Outpost by May 2024 from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, the agency said Wednesday.

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NASA Launches Solicitation for Follow-On Systems Engineering Contract

NASA has issued a request for proposals for the second iteration of the Systems Engineering Advanced Services contract with a maximum ordering value of $298 million. SEAS II will involve engineering mission and instrument systems for various NASA facilities such as the Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland and the …

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SpaceX to Deploy NASA’s Lunar Outpost Propulsion, Crew Modules Under $332M Contract

NASA has awarded SpaceX a potential $331.8 million contract to launch a solar electric propulsion spacecraft and a crew module using the Falcon Heavy rocket for the agency's mission to land astronauts on the moon in 2024. SpaceX will aim to deploy the lunar Gateway's Power and Propulsion Element along …

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NASA Appoints Four New Flight Directors to Oversee ISS Operations; Steve Koerner Quoted

Space Station

NASA has named Diane Dailey, Chloe Mehring, Fiona Turett and Brandon Lloyd as flight directors to help the agency manage operations of the International Space Station. "These four join a storied group of individuals. We’re excited to have them and know they are up for the task,” said Steve Koerner, director of flight operations at NASA.

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NASA Plans Small Business Set-Aside IDIQ for Financial Support Services

financial services

NASA is looking to procure financial support services through an agency-wide, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract reserved for small businesses. A special notice posted Friday on SAM says all agency facilities could use the planned eight-year, NFSS procurement vehicle that will include a phase-in period of 30 days and three two-year option periods.

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NASA Taps SpaceX for ‘SPHEREx’ Astrophysics Mission Launch Services

SPHEREx mission photo from Caltech

SpaceX has secured a contract to help NASA deploy spacecraft as early as June 2024 for an astrophysics mission that aims to discover more about the universe through observations in near-infrared light. NASA said Friday it expects to spend $98.8 million on launch services for the Spectro-Photometer for the History of the Universe, Epoch of Reionization and Ices Explorer mission or SPHEREx.

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