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J.D. Harrington
Headquarters, Washington                                   
202-358-5241
j.d.harrington@nasa.gov
 
Keith Koehler
Wallops Flight Facility, Virginia
757-824-1579
keith.a.koehler@nasa.gov
 
July 28, 2010
 
CONTRACT RELEASE : C10-043
 
 
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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