Space

August 14, 2012

NASA exercises option on mission operations support contract

NASA is exercising an $80.5 million flex option on the Facilities Development and Operations Contract with Lockheed Martin Corp. of Gaithersburg, Md.

The level-of-effort flex option takes advantage of hours that were negotiated for the contract award in 2009 and increases the ceiling for the base contract period. The period of performance for the contract remains Jan. 1, 2009, through Sept. 30, 2013.

Under the contract, Lockheed Martin provides support for the hardware, software, data and displays systems used in preparation for and performance of all human spaceflight missions supported by the Mission Operations Directorate at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston. The contract provides technical, managerial and administrative services needed to ensure the availability, integrity and reliability of operations facilities, including the Christopher C. Kraft Jr. Mission Control Center and the Jake Garn Mission Simulator and Training Facility at Johnson. It also supports these activities at backup control centers.

The majority of the work will take place at or near Johnson. Subcontractors supporting this contract include Cimarron Software Services Inc. and United Space Alliance, both of Houston.

 




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