Kennedy News

Allard Beutel
Kennedy Space Center, Fla.

Joshua Buck
Headquarters, Washington

Nov. 18, 2010
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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