NASA Awards $621 Million Contract to Aerospace Corp.

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The Aerospace Corp. has won a $621 million contract from NASA that will be paid to the company over the next nine years. The contract was given to the company for engineering, evaluation, and testing support.

Under this new contract for the NASA-wide Specialized Engineering, Evaluation and Test Services (NSEETS) program, Aerospace Corp. will lend support including staff, advanced systems architecture, systems engineering, and independent reviews. Work under this new contract is set to begin on October 1st.

This new NSEETS contract further solidifies work that Aerospace Corp. began back in 2011. “We’re delighted to continue delivering critical engineering, evaluation, and test services to NASA that will advance and shape the future of our nation’s space exploration, science and technology over the next decade,” Edward Swallow, Aerospace Corp. Civil Systems Group senior vice president said in a statement. “As the leading federally funded research and development center operator for space, our unique technical expertise and objective analysis align well with NASA’s needs as it opens an exciting era of vital missions.”

To be more specific, Aerospace Corp. will be assisting NASA with management, scientific and technical studies, which includes defining payloads to meet scientific goals and looking into the capability of instruments, spacecraft, and designs.

“We’re excited to continue our long-term relationship with NASA,” Ron Birk, Aerospace Corp. Civil Systems Group development director said in a statement. “Beginning with Mercury-Atlas and Gemini-Titan, through current Space Launch System (SLS) and Orion developments, and on to future exploration and science programs, Aerospace is ready to shape the future with NASA to assure mission success, insert commercial innovations, conduct rapid prototyping, and integrate enterprise architectures to return to the Moon, Mars, and beyond.”

According to an email sent by CEO of Aerospace Corp., Steve Isakowitz, the team of engineers and scientists that already support NASA mission as well as himself are responsible for this impressive new contract. “Our insight from across the entire space enterprise, in-depth technical capabilities in our laboratories and our experienced engineering team uniquely qualifies us to provide advanced support to our customers that is cost-effective, independent and unbiased,” he added.

Aerospace Corp. is a nonprofit company that operates a federally funded research and development center with 4,000 employees located in California, New Mexico, Colorado, and Washington D.C. We’ll be sure to keep an eye out for any new information regarding this partnership so be sure to keep checking back here at