NASA Awards Test And Operations Support Contract

               NASA Awards Test And Operations Support Contract

PR Newswire

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., Dec. 17, 2012

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., Dec. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA has
awarded its Test and Operations Support Contract, or TOSC, to Jacobs
Technology Inc. of Tullahoma, Tenn. Jacobs will provide overall management and
implementation of ground systems capabilities, flight hardware processing and
launch operations at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. These tasks will
support the International Space Station, Ground Systems Development and
Operations, and the Space Launch System, Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle and
Launch Services programs.


The contract begins March 1, 2013, following a two-month phase-in period
beginning Jan. 2. The contract has a one-year, seven-month base period and
options to extend the work through Sept. 30, 2022. The maximum potential value
for the nine-year, seven-month cost-plus-award-fee contract is $1.37 billion
if NASA exercises all options.

Jacobs will provide services to meet NASA requirements, including support to
the agency's programs, commercial entities and other government agencies.
These services include launch vehicle, spacecraft and payload integration and
processing; operations and development of associated processes and ground
systems to support integration, processing and launch; servicing and testing
of flight hardware; and launch of development and operational flights at

Subcontractors working with Jacobs on the contract include Engineering
Research and Consulting Inc., or ERC, of Huntsville, Ala. and Aerodyne
Industries LLC, of Oldsmar, Fla.

With the award of this contract, Kennedy is positioning itself for the next
era of space exploration. Kennedy is transitioning to a 21st-century launch
facility with multiple users, both private and government. A dynamic
infrastructure is taking shape, designed to host many kinds of spacecraft and
rockets sending people on America's next voyages in space.

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Contact: Joshua Buck, Headquarters, Washington, +1-202-358-1100,; or Michael Curie, Kennedy Space Center, Fla., +1-321-867-2468,
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