NASA Extends Hubble Space Telescope Science Operations Contract

WASHINGTON -- NASA has exercised an option to extend the period of
performance of the contract with the Association of Universities for
Research in Astronomy for the Hubble Space Telescope Science
Operations Center located at the Space Telescope Science Institute in

This action will extend the period of performance for 36 months
through April 30, 2013, and it has a total estimated value of
approximately $113 million.

The contractor will continue to be responsible for providing the
products and services required to execute the science program;
process, archive and distribute science data; maintain and calibrate
the telescope's onboard instruments; maintain science operations'
ground systems; administer grants, perform public and educational
outreach; and conduct astronomical research during the remaining
years of the Hubble science mission.

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