NASA awards contract to SP Systems Inc.

May 19, 2008 at 3:01 PM

GREENBELT, Md., May 19 (UPI) -- The U.S. space agency says it has selected SP Systems Inc. of Greenbelt, Md., to provide mission support services at the Goddard Space Flight Center.

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration said the program analysis and control contract, valued at $200 million, will support Goddard's Flight Projects Directorate in Greenbelt.

The contract will be effective from June 28, 2008, through June 27, 2013.

NASA said the contract requires SP Systems Inc. to support programs newly proposed and under development as well as existing programs including the Hubble and James Webb Space Telescopes, the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter and the Gamma-ray Large Area Telescope.

The Goddard Flight Projects Directorate is responsible for managing spacecraft flight hardware systems, ground systems, launch vehicles and research instrumentation payloads for NASA science and exploration programs.

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