Space

August 23, 2013

NASA selects advanced research, technology contract

NASA has selected Universities Space Research Association of Columbia, Md., to support research and technology efforts at the agency’s Glenn Research Center in Cleveland.

This cost-plus-fixed fee indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contract has a maximum value of $65 million during a 4 1/2-year performance period beginning Oct. 1.

USRA will support applied research in Glenn’s core competencies and enabling technologies, including understanding the effects of the space environment; materials and structures for aerospace applications; engine systems technologies for aerospace vehicles; in-space power and propulsion systems; instrumentation, sensors and controls for aeronautics and space systems; and technologies for safe and efficient aircraft operation in atmospheric icing conditions.




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