NASA Selects Sounding Rockets Operations Contractor

WASHINGTON -- NASA selected Orbital Sciences Corp.'s, Technical
Services Division in Greenbelt, Md., for the agency's Sounding
Rockets Operations contract. The total value of this
indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity cost-plus incentive fee
contract is $310 million. The period of performance is five years.

Orbital Sciences will coordinate and implement NASA's overall Sounding
Rockets Program and provide services and supplies as necessary to
complete individual missions and projects. Services include
designing, fabricating, integrating, and performing flight
qualification testing of sub-orbital payloads; providing launch
vehicles and associated hardware; and conducting various activities
associated with subsequent mission launch operations.

Additional services to be provided under the contract may also include
special engineering and technical support, education and outreach
activities, and environmental studies.

The majority of the work will be done at NASA's Wallops Flight
Facility in Virginia, which manages the agency's sounding rocket program.

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Source: NASA

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