Don't miss the latest space insights

Subscribe to our newsletter

KBR secures US$570m NASA contract to support human space exploration

Stephen Kuper

NASA has awarded KBR a $570.3 million contract to develop and execute spaceflight operations at Marshall Space Flight Centre in Huntsville, Alabama.

KBR secures US$570m NASA contract to support human space exploration
nestegg logo

With this award, KBR has earned a sizeable footprint at Marshall providing highly technical, mission-focused, high-impact services. The cost-plus-award-fee contract has one base year followed by seven years of options and includes an indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity component. 

Under the Marshall Operations, Systems, Services and Integration (MOSSI) contract, KBR will perform International Space Station payload operations and support testing of the most powerful rocket ever built — the Space Launch System.

The work will support spacecraft, payload, satellite and propulsion systems operations, as well as multi-program facilities, including the Huntsville Operations Support Centre, and is an exciting addition to our International Space Station operations work at Johnson Space Centre.

KBR will provide the management, personnel, equipment and supplies for around-the-clock mission operations and ground systems development services. The company's work will bolster numerous NASA programs, payload developers, educational institutions, international partner space agencies and commercial partners.

Stuart Bradie, KBR president and chief executive, welcomed the contract announcement, saying, "KBR is thrilled to have won this competitive bid to partner with Marshall Space Flight Centre. 

"This long-term contract further enhances our prominence in supporting space operations and we look forward to working with the amazing people at Marshall to advance their missions. This award demonstrates our ability to expand our portfolio and fuel continued organic growth."

KBR has provided mission-critical space support services to NASA and other customers for more than 60 years. It currently operates at 11 NASA centers and facilities and is one of the world's largest human spaceflight support organisations.

KBR provides space and mission solutions for astronaut training and health, satellite and human spaceflight ground control, mission operations, extravehicular activity support and more.

As part of its work, it executes International Space Station operations, performing real-time human spaceflight command and control 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

KBR is a global provider of differentiated professional services and technologies across the asset and program life cycle within the government solutions and energy sectors. KBR employs approximately 37,000 people worldwide (including our joint ventures), with customers in more than 80 countries, and operations in 40 countries, across three synergistic global businesses.

Receive the latest developments and updates on Australia’s space industry direct to your inbox. Subscribe today to Space Connect here.

Tags
Category
Receive the latest developments and updates on Australia’s space industry direct to your inbox. Subscribe today to Space Connect.

Website Notifications

Get notifications in real-time for staying up to date with content that matters to you.