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Jacobs to Continue Services for NASA’s Ames Research Center

New contract award

Jacobs to Continue Services for NASA’s Ames Research Center

Dallas-headquartered engineering company Jacobs announced that it has been awarded a new Aerospace Testing and Facilities Operations and Maintenance contract to continue its services for the Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, California. The contract value is estimated at $220 million over five years, including a one-year base period and four one-year options, Jacobs said Wednesday.

In a statement, Jacobs said the new contract covers aerospace testing, facility operations and maintenance, IT system administration and support services for Ames, a National Aeronautics and Space Administration research center located in Silicon Valley. The company is scheduled to transition to the new contract on June 2.

Jacobs said it will be responsible for the operation, maintenance, repair and management of Ames’ test facilities as well as the planning, preparation, scheduling and execution of aeronautics and space technology tests. Additionally, the company will lead the design, implementation and checkout of advanced development projects. 

Steve Arnette, Jacobs’ executive vice president and president of critical mission solutions, said his company welcomes the opportunity to further extend its 60-year relationship with NASA through advanced research and development and the provision of scientific and technical solutions. He noted that Ames’ world-class aerodynamic and aerothermal test capabilities are vital to current and next-generation aerospace programs.

It was explained that Jacobs’ efforts under the extended deal will support NASA’s Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate, the Exploration Systems Development Directorate, the Space Launch System and the Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle, in addition to commercial entities and other government agencies.

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