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$94.7M to Orbital Sciences for US Naval Spacecraft, Airborne System R&D

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Orbital Sciences Corp. in Greenbelt, MD received a $94.7 million cost-plus-fixed-fee level of effort contract from the US Naval Research Laboratory for spacecraft and airborne systems research analysis and prototype development. The work includes the analysis, design, development, test, operation demonstration, and transition of these prototype systems and subsystems. The scope of the research efforts Orbital will carry out entails multi-disciplinary approaches to discovering and applying new knowledge and technologies to designing, building, and operating of airborne, space and other technology systems. According to the RFP for this contract, the contractor will undertake a range of spacecraft research, analysis, prototype development, integration, test, operation, demonstration, data processing and documentation to include associated logistical, administrative, management and support activities for a number of airborne and space systems, including: * Joint Millarcsecond Pathfinder Survey (JMAPS) microsatellite; * Scientific Payload Insertion Device Electric Rotor (SPIDER) unmanned helicopter; * CubeSat nano-satellites, * Global Awareness and Data Extraction International Satellite (GLADIS); and * TacSat-4 communications satellite. Work will be performed in Washington, DC (87%), and Greenbelt, MD (13%), and will be completed April 2015. The contract was competitively procured under an RFP (N000173-00-R-KS03) for which 1 offer was received by the Naval Research Laboratory in […]

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