Space

August 22, 2014

NASA awards program analysis, Control Bridge III Contract

NASA has awarded the Program Analysis and Control III Bridge contract for support services to ASRC Research & Technology Solutions of Beltsville, Md.

The cost-plus-fixed-fee, indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity basic contract has a minimum ordering value of $1 million and a maximum ordering value of $37 million, with a performance period beginning Aug. 30 through Feb. 28, 2015.

The contractor will continue to provide planning and schedule support, configuration management support, information technology support, documentation/library support, general business support, and general accounting support to NASAís Goddard Space Flight Center, in Greenbelt, Maryland, NASA Headquarters in Washington and other NASA centers.

Task orders issued under the PAAC III Bridge contract provide critical support to a wide range of NASA’s missions and projects including the James Webb Space Telescope; Magnetosphere Multi-scale Mission; Joint Polar Satellite System; Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellites; Tracking and Data Relay Satellite; Ice, Cloud and Land Elevation Satellite II/Advanced Topographic Laser Altimeter System; Exobiology on Mars/Mars Organic Molecule Analyzer; Origins Spectral Interpretation Resource Identification Security Regolith Explorer Visible and Infrared Spectrometer; Neutron Star Interior Composition ExploreR; and Deep Space Climate Observatory.




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Headlines October 22, 2014

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