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NASA extends ground systems support contract at Kennedy Space Center

Kennedy Space Center's Vehicles Assembly Building (VAB). Photo Credit: NASA posted on SpaceFlight Insider

Kennedy Space Center’s Vehicles Assembly Building (VAB). Photo Credit: NASA

NASA has exercised the second option to extend to Sept. 30, 2018, the period of performance of its Test and Operations Support Contract (TOSC) with Jacobs Technology Inc. of Tullahoma, Tennessee.

Jacobs Technology Inc. will provide continued overall management and implementation of ground systems capabilities, flight hardware processing and launch operations in support of the International Space Station, Ground Systems Development and Operations, Space Launch System and Orion Programs, as well as select support services for the Launch Services Program at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

The cost-plus-award-fee option was exercised at a value of $232.3 million for the baseline work with a performance period of two years. The contract’s indefinite-delivery indefinite-quantity ordering provision, valued up to $500 million for the life of the contract, also was extended for a concurrent two-year period.

Jacobs Technology Inc. will provide ground processing for launch vehicles, spacecraft and payloads in support of emerging programs, commercial entities and other government agencies designated by NASA. Services include advanced planning and special studies, development of designated ground systems, operational support for design and development of flight hardware and ground systems, servicing and processing of spacecraft, payload, and launch vehicles, ground systems services, and logistics and other processing support services at Kennedy.

Kennedy has transformed into a multi-user spaceport to support both government and commercial customers. A dynamic infrastructure is designed to host many kinds of spacecraft and rockets sending people on America’s next adventures in space – to an asteroid, to Mars and other destinations in the solar system.

The preceding is a NASA-issued press release.


Formed in 1958, NASA is one of the preeminent space agencies currently in operation, is the only organization to land astronauts on the surface of the Moon, to carry out extended missions on the planet Mars and more.

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