NASA contract award
KBR Awarded $640M Contract to Support More NASA Exploration Missions
Houston-based KBR announced that it has been awarded a $640 million Ground Systems and Mission Operations-3 contract to support more than 10 exploration missions for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. The five-year indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract calls for the provision of systems engineering, facility engineering, launch and early orbit support, flight operations, and flight dynamics support services, KBR said Monday.
The engineering company said that space missions covered by the deal are those managed by Space Science Mission Operations and Earth Science Mission Operations at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland. They include continuing efforts on the James Webb Space Telescope, Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter and Earth Observing System.
More specifically, KBR said it will be performing mission information technology and systems engineering, as well as design, implementation, integration and testing of ground systems and operations products for NASA’s key projects.
In a statement, KBR President and Chief Executive Officer Stuart Bradie said the long-term collaboration with NASA further enhances his company’s promise to advance the future of spaceflight, adding that his team looks forward to working with the people at Goddard to help expand humanity’s knowledge of Earth and beyond.
KBR’s latest deal with NASA is a follow-on to an earlier GSMO-2 contract. In 2017, the company was awarded an engineering services contract by the space agency to support more than 20 previous exploration missions. That five-year, single-award IDIQ contract had a maximum value of $442 million.
As a result of its earlier GSMO contract, KBR said it currently operates at 11 NASA centers and facilities and is one of the world’s largest human spaceflight support organizations.
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