A five-year, $190 million contract with the NASA (National Aeronautical and Space Administration) has been awarded to QinetiQ North America’s (QNA) Missions Solutions Group (MSG) which provides mission-critical engineering, IT and security support services to customers in the Space, Security, Defence and Intelligence communities.
Under this contract, QNA will provide a wide range of environmental test and integration services to support projects at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland. These will include providing facility services, cable fabrication, optical services and thermal blanket fabrication for a variety of projects that may involve the Hubble Space Telescope, the James Webb Space Telescope, the Solar Dynamics Observatory and the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter.
QNA’s Mission Solutions Group will also work with Goddard to ensure that all future spacecraft can endure the environmental hardships of space travel. It will provide thermal and vacuum chamber testing, mechanical and optical integration, equipment recertification, facility operations & maintenance, information technology services, and general integration and testing support to NASA.
Commenting on the contract win, Michael G. Stolarik, President, QNA Mission Solutions Group, said: "This win underscores our long partnership with NASA. The environmental test and integration services award is recognition of our high level of performance in supporting complex, mission-related engineering requirements. We look forward to working with Goddard Space Flight Center in ensuring that all future spacecraft can endure the environmental hardships of space travel.”
QinetiQ North America’s Mission Solutions Group (formerly Analex) provides mission-critical engineering, IT and security support services to customers in the Space, Security, Defence and Intelligence communities.