SAIC wins $48 million Orbital Space Plane contract

SAIC’s Space, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences Group has won a $48 million contract to provide professional and engineering services to NASA on the Orbital Space Plane (OSP) project.

SAIC’s Space, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences (SEAS) Group has recently been awarded a four-year, $48 million contract award to provide professional and engineering services to NASA on the Orbital Space Plane (OSP) project.

The OSP is a next generation system of space vehicles that will be designed under the Space Launch Initiative program to transport crew to and from orbit and to provide crew rescue and logistical support to the International Space Station.

Under the terms of the contract, technical services will be performed at the Johnson Space Center, Orbital Space Plane Project Office, in Houston, Texas, by SAIC’s Assurance Engineering Operation (AEO).

SAIC will be responsible for providing technical services in the areas of vehicle engineering, crew survival and escape, and systems engineering. SAIC will also provide management services to include schedules, configuration management, risk management, and financial planning and cost control.

‘This important win places SAIC in the centre of human-rated spacecraft design and systems engineering and integration services,’ said Sam Boyd, SAIC senior vice president for program operations. ‘This enables us to have a platform to provide our technological expertise, and we look forward to working closely with the OSP to make this project a success.’

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