Teledyne Brown Engineering chosen for major NASA contract

Huntsville-based firm will support wide variety of Marshall Space Flight Center services

This NASA image shows a time lapse of the Milky Way Galaxy, taken from the International Space Station. The image captured a lightning strike on Earth so bright that it lights up the space station’s solar panels. Support of the International Space Station is part of Teledyne Brown’s new contract.

Teledyne Brown Engineering, based in Huntsville, has been chosen for a $596 million NASA contract to provide Marshall Operations, Services and Integration.

“The contract calls for providing the ground systems and operations services necessary to meet the requirements delegated to the Payload and Mission Operations Division within the Human Exploration Development and Operations Office at the agency’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama,” NASA said in announcing the award.

Teledyne Brown’s responsibilities under the contract include “providing International Space Station payload operations and ground systems; test, launch, flight and ground operations for NASA’s Space Launch System rocket; flight operations and ground systems for the Near-Earth Asteroid Scout CubeSat mission; and Delay Tolerant Network protocol variants definition, prototyping, and testing; as well as provide ground systems to support test, launch, and flight operations for other program and projects.”

In addition to work performed at Marshall Space Flight Center, the contract covers work at Johnson Space Center in Houston and Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

The overall contract has a potential value of $596.5 million with an indefinite delivery-indefinite quantity potential of $85 million. The contract, which begins Sept. 9, has a two-year base with six one-year options.

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