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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASESierra Nevada Corporation awarded competitive contracts from NASA’s Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, Cali., in support of the DoD Operationally Responsive Space Office
Sparks, Nevada – November 15, 2010 – Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) announces that its Space Systems Group, headquartered in Louisville, Colorado, has been awarded two competitive Task Orders under the Department of Defense's Operationally Responsive Space (ORS) office Modular Space Vehicle (MSV) program being managed by NASA Ames Research Center. One award is for the Innovation, Standards and Architecture task order to support the ORS office located at Kirtland AFB in New Mexico in development of multi-mission modular space vehicles. This contract is a five-year period of performance, indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity (IDIQ), cost-plus fixed-fee contract. The second award is for the Multi-mission Modular Payload Development task order to provide the payload to be hosted on the first satellite to be built under MSV. The MSV contract and a Rapid Response Space Works (RRSW) contract, awarded earlier this year, share a maximum value of $500 million.
"We have enjoyed a long collaborative history with ORS, and these awards will enable us to continue to work closely with ORS in development and fielding of flexible, modular space vehicles that will be instrumental in enabling their mission to provide rapid-response, tactical space support to our warfighters" according to John Roth, Vice President of Business Development for Sierra Nevada Space Systems. In response to ORS requirements, MSV satellites can be called up, built, tested, and deployed in a minimal amount of time, and the modular architecture allows them to support a wide variety of mission scenarios, from spectral and optical imaging, to radar mapping, to tactical communications. "We look forward to executing this contract and providing the ORS office - and our warfighters - with an exceptional space capability that will ensure their tactical and operational success".
About Sierra Nevada Corporation
Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) is known for its rapid, innovative, and agile technology solutions in electronics, aerospace, avionics, space, propulsion, micro-satellite, aircraft and communications systems for both the private and public sectors. Founded in 1963, SNC’s seven unique business areas employ approximately 2000 people in 35 different locations in 20 states – all of whom are dedicated to providing leading-edge solutions to SNC’s dynamic customer base.
Over its 46 year history, SNC has remained focused on providing its customers the very best in diversified technologies to meet their needs and has a strong and proven track record of success. SNC has grown into one of the Top Woman-Owned Federal Contractors in the United States while maintaining its reputation for innovation and agility. The company continues to focus its growth on the commercial sector through internal advancements and outside acquisitions, including the emerging markets of telemedicine, nanotechnology, energy and net-centric operations. For more information on SNC visit www.sncorp.com
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