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NASA awards contract to launch miniature payloads

NASA U Class payloads image credit SpaceFlight Inc - Copy

Image Credit: SpaceFlight Inc.

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. — NASA has tapped Spaceflight Inc. for integration and launch services for so-called “U-Class payloads.” These tiny space research satellites. This contract, one with a firm-fixed-price, is for base launch services in 2018 for 24 payloads.

Up to 24 more payloads could be launched in 2019 and 2020, with a total possible contract value of some $5,484,000. Both integration and launch services are to be provided under this contract. 

This class of payloads are normally produced using “off-the-shelf” electronic parts. NASA typically flies these payloads on behalf of educational and government entities.

 

 

 

 

 

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Jason Rhian spent several years honing his skills with internships at NASA, the National Space Society and other organizations. He has provided content for outlets such as: Aviation Week & Space Technology, Space.com, The Mars Society and Universe Today.

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