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NASA Awards Rapid Spacecraft Acquisition IV Contracts

26 Jul 2020, 12:04 UTC
NASA Awards Rapid Spacecraft Acquisition IV Contracts
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WASHINGTON (NASA PR) — NASA has awarded contracts to five aerospace firms for the Rapid Spacecraft Acquisition IV spacecraft and related services. Each contractor has one or more core spacecraft offerings available under their contract.

Under these multiple-award, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contracts, spacecraft and related services will be purchased via government placed firm-fixed price delivery orders. These multi-agency contracts may support any NASA center and other federal agencies.

The Rapid IV contracts have a combined potential maximum value of $6 billion.

The contractors selected for award of Rapid IV contracts are:

Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp., Boulder, ColoradoSouthwest Research Institute, San Antonio, TexasSpace Systems/Loral LLC (Maxar), Palo Alto, CaliforniaTyvak Nano-Satellite Systems, Irvine, CaliforniaOrbital Sciences Corporation (a wholly owned subsidiary of Northrop Grumman Space Systems Inc.), Dulles, Virginia

The Rapid IV contracts serve as a fast and flexible means for the government to acquire spacecraft and related components, equipment, and services in support of NASA missions and/or other federal government agencies. The spacecraft designs, related items, and services may be tailored, as needed, to meet the unique needs of each mission.

The Rapid IV contract includes an “On Ramp” feature, which allows for the original solicitation to be periodically re-opened in order to ...

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