NASA Awards Kennedy Space Center Engineering Services Contract

WASHINGTON -- NASA has selected QinetiQ North America of McLean, Va., to provide engineering services and products at the agency's Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

The new-cost-plus award fee contract begins on March 1, 2011. It has a five-year base period with three, one-year option periods. The maximum potential value of the contract is approximately $1.959 billion.

Under the contract, QinetiQ North America will support an
institutional capability for the engineering development of ground
systems and equipment for handling, testing, servicing and other
ground processing of launch vehicles, spacecraft and payloads.

The contract provides spaceflight systems engineering and analysis of
launch vehicle and spacecraft-payload systems and subsystems. It also
performs science and technology development to address Kennedy and
the agency's future operational needs.

Additionally, it will provide maintenance and operations at assigned
laboratories, developmental shops and crosscutting technical services.

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Source: NASA

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