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NASA Awards Aircraft Catalog Blanket Purchase Agreements
WALLOPS IS., Va. -- NASA has selected seven contractors to receive Aircraft Catalog Blanket Purchase Agreements (BPAs), that will allow the agency access to a variety of airborne platforms to conduct airborne science research and range support including, radar surveillance and telemetry relay capability. Each of the BPAs has a maximum ordering value of $10 million and an ordering period through February 7, 2013.

These seven BPAs are in addition to fifteen BPAs under the same solicitation awarded on February 8, 2008. These aircraft platforms will accommodate light and heavy-lift instrumentation payloads, on fixed wing platforms. Both manned and unmanned aerial platform access is available under these BPA’s. The instrumentation payload(s) will be provided by the U.S. government or by non-U.S. government customers. Additional services of engineering, fabrication, and installation may be needed depending on the payload.

The catalogue of platforms is managed by NASA Goddard Space Flight Center’s Wallops Flight Facility, though the missions are conducted at various locations within and occasionally outside the United States. For a complete list of offerors, visit:

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Goddard Release No. 11-013

Cynthia M. O’Carroll
NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Md.