$100M for Small Spacelift Vehicles and Support
Orbital Sciences Corp. in Chandler, AZ and Space Exploration Technologies in El Segundo, CA received a $100 million indefinite-delivery/ indefinite-quantity contract for Responsive Small Spacelift Launch Vehicles and targeted/low inclination orbit launch vehicles and launch services. In addition, three firm-fixed-price delivery orders were issued under the contract for Responsive Small Spaceflight (RSS) User’s Guides (Raptor I, Raptor II, and Falcon I configurations). These are basic contractors with five-year ordering periods; the Air Force can issue delivery orders totaling up to the maximum amount, although requirements may involve less. Solicitation began January 2005, negotiations were completed April 2005, and work will be complete by April 2010. The Headquarters Space and Missile Systems Center in Los Angeles Air Force Base, CA issued the contract (FA8818-05-D-0006, 0007). More information re: the RSS program’s intentions and needs can be found in this proposal solicitation.