NASA Awards Contract for Spacecraft Systems and Services
NASA has selected Space Systems Loral, Palo Alto, Calif.,
and MicroSat Systems, Inc., Littleton, Colo., for award of the Rapid
Spacecraft Development Office, Rapid II, contracts with a minimum
value of $50,000 each. This award is under a commercial, fixed price,
indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract. Each of the Rapid
II contracts has a potential maximum value of $1.5 billion.
Rapid II is a multiple award contract for core spacecraft systems and
non-standard services. The services may include operations,
components and studies to meet the government's space, Earth science
and technology needs.
The principal purpose of this contract is to provide core spacecraft
systems with any necessary modifications to meet specific mission
needs. The baseline scope of work includes fabrication and test of
the spacecraft with mission specific design modifications; generation
of interface control documents, instrument and full spacecraft
integration; test, shipment to launch site, launch vehicle
integration support and on-orbit checkout.
In January 2000, NASA awarded the initial Rapid II contracts. New
vendors periodically are added if qualified. This award is the result
of such an action, and the vendors are eligible to compete for future
spacecraft systems that NASA or other federal agencies may require.
The principal work will be performed at the contractors' facilities
with additional work required at the government launch site.
Goddard Space Flight Center