Boeing wins major space payload processing contract

NASA has awarded Boeing a space shuttle and expendable launch vehicle payload processing contract worth a potential $810 million over 10 years.

NASA has awarded Boeing a space shuttle and expendable launch vehicle payload processing contract worth a potential $810 million.

According to NASA, the Checkout, Assembly and Payload Processing Services (CAPPS) contract has a four-year basic period of performance with a potential total contract period of 10 years if NASA exercises all options for extensions.

The value of the contract for the initial four-year period is $332 million. There are two three-year priced options for a potential ten-year contract value of $810 million.

The contract provides for management and technical support of payload processing for the Space Shuttle, International Space Station, expendable launch vehicles and other payload programs.

Boeing will perform all aspects of payload support, including the planning and receiving of payloads, payload processing, maintenance of associated payload ground systems, integration of payloads with the space shuttle, launch support and space shuttle post-landing payload activities.

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