Reading time ( words)
KBR announced it has been awarded a $570.3 million contract by NASA to develop and execute spaceflight operations at Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama.
With this award, KBR has earned a sizeable footprint at Marshall providing highly technical, mission-focused, high-impact services. The cost-plus-award-fee contract has one base year followed by seven years of options and includes an indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity component.
Under the Marshall Operations, Systems, Services and Integration (MOSSI) contract, KBR will perform International Space Station payload operations and support testing of the most powerful rocket ever built—the Space Launch System. The work will support spacecraft, payload, satellite and propulsion systems operations, as well as multi-program facilities, including the Huntsville Operations Support Center, and is an exciting addition to our International Space Station operations work at Johnson Space Center.
KBR will provide the management, personnel, equipment and supplies for around-the-clock mission operations and ground systems development services. The company's work will bolster numerous NASA programs, payload developers, educational institutions, international partner space agencies and commercial partners.
"KBR is thrilled to have won this competitive bid to partner with Marshall Space Flight Center," said Stuart Bradie, KBR President and CEO. "This long-term contract further enhances our prominence in supporting space operations and we look forward to working with the amazing people at Marshall to advance their missions. This award demonstrates our ability to expand our portfolio and fuel continued organic growth."
KBR has provided mission-critical space support services to NASA and other customers for more than 60 years. It currently operates at 11 NASA centers and facilities and is one of the world's largest human spaceflight support organizations.