ATK receives contract modification

NASA has awarded a contract modification worth $681m to Utah-based ATK Launch Systems for continued delivery of space shuttle reusable solid rocket motors.

ATK Launch Systems will supply hardware and engineering support to the Space Shuttle Program for the extended contract, which was awarded in October 1988.

According to NASA, the modification reflects adjustments made in the shuttle manifest and extends the existing contract so that production is aligned to the new launch timetable requirements in September 2010, when the space shuttle will be retired.

The work will be carried out at ATK’s plants in Brigham City and Clearfield, Utah, and at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama and NASA’s KennedySpaceCenter in Florida.