Harris Corp. Wins $70 Million NASA Contract to Support CRAVE Program
[Satellite TODAY 07-29-10] Harris Corp. has been awarded an indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contract to provide design, development, manufacturing, testing and sustainment of space communications systems and equipment to NASA under its Crew, Robotics, Avionics, and Vehicle Equipment (CRAVE) program, the company announced July 28.
The contract carries a ceiling value of $70 million and will see the company work as part of an Oceaneering Space Systems-led team to support the NASA program for a period of five years. The company also will support Oceaneering in networking and robotic command and control tasks as required.
NASA’s CRAVE contract program covers a wide range of tasks for all human spaceflight programs supported by the Johnson Space Center Engineering Directorate, including the space shuttle, International Space Station and exploration.
“This award represents a strategic win for Harris in a targeted growth market. CRAVE is an important initiative to support NASA in the next generation of human and robotic spaceflight programs,” Harris Vice President of NASA Programs Frank Van Rensselaer said in a statement.