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NASA Awards Orion Program Integration Contract to ARES

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19 February 2013 – Washington, DC – NASA has announced that it has selected ARES Technical Services Corp. of Burlingame, California, for its program integration contract for the Orion Program.  The cost-plus-fixed-fee services contract has a potential value of $49 million, including options. The contract begins April 1, 2013 with a base performance period of two-and-a-half years followed by two one-year options and includes indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity task orders.

orionARES will provide products, professional services, and systems engineering and integration services to NASA’s Orion Program, which is developing a spacecraft that will send humans farther into space than ever before. ARES will support the program’s planning and control, vehicle integration, and crew and service module. Additional services include education outreach, and test and verification functions.

Work under the contract will be performed at NASA’s JohnsonSpaceCenter in Houston, with additional work at other NASA centers and at Orion’s prime contractor facilities.  Companies that will support ARES on the contract include MEI Technologies Inc. of Houston.

For more information about Orion, visit: http://www.nasa.gov/orion

Created in 1958, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is America’s focal point for research, development and exploration of outer space.  For over 50 years, NASA has been leading the world in the development and usage of advanced program and project management.  Additional information about NASA can be found at www.nasa.gov.

Source: NASA 

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