NASA Awards Sounding Rocket Operations Contract

NASA Awards Sounding Rocket Operations Contract

NASA has awarded the Sounding Rocket Operations Contract III, to Orbital ATK of Greenbelt, Maryland. The Hammers Company is a principal member of the Orbital ATK Team for this effort.

The cost-plus-fixed-fee contract, with a technical performance incentive fee, has a total estimated value of $199.5 million over the five year performance period.

Under this contract, Orbital ATK will manage and be responsible for the team effort in providing all associated services and supplies for the Sounding Rocket Program, except those provided as government-furnished property. This includes the design, fabrication, integration and flight qualification testing of sub-orbital payloads, as well as the provision of launch vehicles, associated hardware and various activities associated with subsequent mission launch operations. The team will conduct an estimated 18 launches per year throughout the period of performance.

The work will be performed at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Wallops Island, Virginia; White Sands Missile Range in White Sands, New Mexico; remote launch sites, including the Poker Flat Research Range in Fairbanks, Alaska and Andoya Rocket Range in Andenes, Norway; and mobile launch sites, including Reagan Test Site in Kwajalein Atoll, Republic of the Marshall Islands, and Woomera Test Range in Woomera, Australia.

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