Space and Missile Systems Center

March 9, 2021
 

Space Exploration Technologies Corp., Hawthorne, California, has been awarded two individual firm-fixed-price task orders totaling $159,721,445 under the National Security Space Launch Phase 2 contract. These task orders provide the basic launch services and mission integration for USSF-36 and NROL-69. Work will be performed in Hawthorne, California; Vandenberg Air Force Base, California; and Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, and is expected to be completed by the fourth quarter of fiscal 2023. Fiscal 2021 missile and space procurement funds in the full amount are being obligated at the time of award.

March 8, 2021
 

United Launch Services LLC, Centennial, Colorado, has been awarded $224,290,000 in firm-fixed-price task orders under the National Security Space Launch Phase 2 contract. These task orders provide the basic launch services and mission integration for USSF-112 and USSF-87. Work will be performed in Centennial, Colorado; and Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, Florida, and is expected to be completed by the fourth quarter of fiscal 2023. Fiscal 2021 space procurement funds in the full amount are being obligated at the time of award. The Space and Missile Systems Center, Los Angeles Air Force Base, California, is the contracting activity (FA8811-21-F-0011 and FA8811-21-F-0012).

January 21, 2021
 

Range Generation Next LLC, Sterling, Virginia, has been awarded a $14,600,345 cost-plus-fixed-fee modification (P000327) to contract FA8806-15-C-0001 for a telemetry end-to-end processing system. This modification supports an increase in launch and test range requirements.  Work will primarily be performed at Eastern Range, Patrick Air Force Base, Florida; Cape Canaveral Air Station, Florida; and Kennedy Space Center, Florida, and is expected to be completed May 11, 2023. Fiscal 2020 Air Force space procurement funds in the full amount are being obligated at the time of award. Space and Missile Systems Center, Peterson AFB, Colorado, is the contracting activity.

September 29, 2020
 

The Aerospace Corp., El Segundo, California, has been awarded a $1,110,220,291 modification (P00039) to previously awarded contract FA8802-19-C-0001 for systems engineering and integration support for the National Space Community. This modification provides for the exercise of Option Year Two for fiscal 2021 services being procured under the multiple year contract. Work will be performed in El Segundo, California, and is expected to be complete by September 30, 2021. The total cumulative face value of the contract is $3,268,568,356. The U.S. Space Force, Space and Missile Systems Center, El Segundo, California, is the contracting activity.

September 22, 2020
By Kimberly Underwood
The U.S. Space Force will grow to about 16,000 warfighters, civilians and contractors. Top military leaders, including, Gen. John Raymond (l), commander of United States Space Command and Air Force Space Command; Secretary of the Air Force Barbara Barrett (c); and previous Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. David L. Goldfein, sign memorandums to authorize the service last December. Credit: Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs, Photo by Tech. Sgt. Robert Barnett

The new fiscal year brings a more solidified U.S. Space Force. Beginning October 1, the service will stand up its three field commands: the Space Systems Command, the Space Operations Command and a Space Training and Readiness Command, reports Lt. Gen. B. Chance Saltzman, USSF, deputy chief, Space Operations, Cyber, and Nuclear, U.S. Space Force.

Gen. Saltzman spoke virtually to AFCEA International’s Northern Virginia or NOVA Chapter on September 18, 2020. “Our goal is to be able to increase the decision cycle as fast as possible so that we can provide operations, decisions and warfighting capabilities at an operationally relevant speed,” Gen. Saltzman emphasized.

July 2, 2020
 

LinQuest Corp., Los Angeles, California, has been awarded a $76,637,171 cost-plus-fixed-fee modification (P00014) to contract FA8808-19-C-0006 for system engineering, integration and test support for programs with increased security requirements. The modification includes an eight-month base, valued at $11,165,983, and six year-long options. Work will be performed in El Segundo, California, and is expected to be completed February 2027. Fiscal year 2019 research, development, test and evaluation funds in the amount of $400,000 are being obligated at the time of award.  Total cumulative face value of the contract is $142,307,233. Space and Missile Systems Center, Los Angeles Air Force Base, California, is the contracting activity.

October 28, 2019
 

CACI NSS Inc., Colorado Springs, Colorado, has been awarded a $63,267,131 fixed-price-incentive-firm target modification (P00097) to previously awarded contract FA8823-16-C-000C for support of Consolidated Air Force Satellite Control Network (AFSCN) Modification, Maintenance, and Operations (CAMMO). The modification exercises the third option period effective November 22, 2019. The contract provides for continued operations and maintenance at AFSCN mission locations, AFSCN factory compatibility testing and phase-in sustainment activities for same systems. Work will be performed at Diego Garcia Tracking Station, Diego Garcia, British Indian Ocean Territory; Guam Tracking Station, U.S.

August 7, 2019
 

Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems, Redondo Beach, California, has been awarded a $22,500,000 cost-plus incentive-fee modification (P00017) to previously awarded contract FA8808-18-C-0002 for changes to the payload driven by selection of a host space vehicle. The contract provides for the delivery of two Enhanced Polar System Recapitalization (EPS-R) payloads. Work will be performed at Redondo Beach, California, and is expected to be completed by December 2023. Fiscal 2019 research and development funds in the amount of $5,900,000 are being obligated at the time of award. The Space and Missile Systems Center, Los Angeles Air Force Base, California, is the contracting activity.

July 1, 2019
 

Lockheed Martin Space, Sunnyvale, California, has been awarded a $15,915,000 modification (P00770) to previously awarded contract F04701-02-C-0002 for Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF). The contract modification is to make changes to the AEHF Mission Planning Element software to provide capability improvements. Work will be performed at Sunnyvale, California, and is expected to be completed by June 30, 2020. Fiscal year 2017 space procurement appropriation in the amount of $15,915,000 is being obligated at the time of award. Space and Missile Systems Center, Los Angeles Air Force Base, California, is the contracting activity.

May 29, 2019
 

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Azusa, California, has been awarded a $7,307,533 firm-fixed-price and cost-reimbursement contract modification (P00010) to previously awarded contract FA8803-17-C-0001 for Defense Meteorological Satellite Program sensor sustainment. This modification provides for the exercise of an option for sensor sustainment of the Defense Meteorological Satellite Program on-orbit constellation being provided under the basic contract.  Work will be performed in Azusa, California; Baltimore, Maryland; Boulder, Colorado; and Dallas, Texas, and is expected to be complete by May 31, 2020.  This modification brings the total cumulative face value of the contract to $21,468,713.

February 15, 2019
 

Tecolote Research Inc., El Segundo, California, has been awarded a $38,784,990 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for Space and Missile Systems Center acquisition and financial support services. This contract provides the Remote Sensing Systems Directorate with a broad range of acquisition, financial, and administrative capabilities to execute effective and responsive integrated program management of space-related research, development, production, sustainment, and lifecycle acquisition activities. Work will be performed in El Segundo, California, and is expected to be complete by August 17, 2024. This award is the result of a competitive acquisition and one offer was received.

November 29, 2018
 

The Boeing Co., El Segundo, California, has been awarded a $383,421,855 cost-plus-incentive-fee, award-fee contract for the Protected Tactical Enterprise Service. This contract provides for a joint ground system to provide tactical satellite communications with enhanced anti-jam and low probability of intercept to tactical warfighters in contested environments. Work will be performed in El Segundo, California, and is expected to be completed by December 31, 2025. The award is the result of a competitive acquisition and three offers were received. Fiscal year 2018 and 2019 research, development, test and evaluation funds in the amount of $17,234,485 are being obligated at the time of award.

November 18, 2018
 

Space Vector Corp., Chatsworth, California (FA8818-19-D-0001); and OrbitalATK Inc., Chandler, Arizona (FA8818-19-D-0002), have been awarded a combined ceiling $424,000,000 multiple-award, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, cost-plus-incentive-fee, firm-fixed-price and cost-plus-fixed-fee for Sounding Rocket Program-4 (SRP-4). The SRP-4 contract provides suborbital launch services and launch support services necessary to accomplish the Rocket Systems Launch Program’s suborbital mission. This contract will be used to meet Department of Defense and other government agency requirements for sub-orbital research, development, and test launch services, including prototype demonstrations and missile defense targets.

September 6, 2018
 

ATK Launch Systems Inc., Corrine, Utah, has been awarded a ceiling $86,387,000 single-award, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, firm-fixed-price and cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for aging surveillance (AS) services. The AS contract provides for procurement of motor and component test, evaluation, engineering support, and disposal for all stages of Minuteman and Peacekeeper systems. Work will be performed in Promontory, Utah; and Utah’s Test and Training Range. This award is the result of a sole-source acquisition. Fiscal year 2018 research, development, test and evaluation funds in the amount of $637,194 will be obligated at the time of award.

August 14, 2018
 

Lockheed Martin Space Systems, Sunnyvale, California, has been awarded a $2,935,545,188 not-to-exceed undefinitized contract for three Next Generation Overhead Persistent Infrared Geosynchronous Earth Orbit Space Vehicles. The contract encompasses requirements analysis, design/development, critical path flight hardware procurement, early manufacturing, and risk reduction efforts leading to a system critical design review. Work will be performed in Sunnyvale, California, and is expected to be completed by April 30, 2021. This award is the result of a sole-source acquisition and is not a multiyear contract.

June 25, 2018
 

The Air Force has awarded a not-to-exceed $47,000,000 undefinitized contract to Northrop Grumman Corp. Aerospace Systems, Redondo Beach, California, for Next Generation Overhead Persistent Infrared Polar Space Vehicles 1 and 2.  The satellites will be part of the Air Force's new missile warning system that will replace the existing space-based infrared system.

November 14, 2017
 

Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corporation, Boulder, Colorado, has been awarded a $93,713,423 firm-fixed-price contract for weather system follow-on microwave and will provide for system design and risk reduction of a low earth orbit satellite with a passive microwave imaging radiometer instrument and hosted government furnished energetic charged particles sensor.  Work will be performed in Boulder, Colorado, with an expected completion date of November 15, 2019. Fiscal 2017 research, development, test, and evaluation funds in the amount of $45,843,000 will be obligated at time of award.

November 14, 2017
 

Artel LLC of Herndon, Virginia, has been awarded an $18,917,600 firm-fixed-price contract for one pre-launch 108MHz transponder. Work will be performed at a location to be determined, with an expected completion date of December 31, 2022. This award is the result of a competitive acquisition, and two offers were received. Space and Missiles Systems Center, Los Angeles Air Force Base, California, is the contracting activity (FA8808-18-C-0003).

April 10, 2017
 

Engility Corp., doing business as TASC, Andover, Massachusetts, has been awarded a $40,956,755 task order for advisory and assistance to the Space and Missile Systems Engineering Directorate. Contractor will provide an independent readiness review team to review related space organizations on technical analysis and risk assessment for space systems, ground segments and launch systems. It also ensures that Space and Missile Systems Center space vehicles, launch vehicles, and ground systems were built properly to perform reliably over the system's mission life. Work will be performed at Los Angeles Air Force Base, California, and is expected to be complete by Oct. 8, 2022.

May 5, 2016
 

Harris Corp., formerly Exelis Inc., Colorado Springs, Colorado, has been awarded a $9,176,202 modification (P00654) to previously awarded contract F19628-02-C-0010 for system sustainment for Distributed Space Command and Control-Dahlgren. Contractor support includes program management, systems engineering, systems administration, software and hardware maintenance, and system test and evaluation. Work will be performed at Dahlgren, Virginia, and is expected to be complete by April 30, 2017. Fiscal 2016 operation and maintenance funds in the amount of $5,522,949 are being obligated at the time of award. The Space and Missile Systems Center, Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado, is the contracting activity.

June 5, 2014
 

Maj. Gen. Samuel A. Greaves, USAF, has been nominated for appointment to the rank of lieutenant general and for assignment as commander, Space and Missile Systems Center, Air Force Space Command, Los Angeles Air Force Base.

January 30, 2013
George I. Seffers

Lockheed Martin Space Systems Co., Sunnyvale, Calif., is being awarded a $58,408,979 contract modification for the Space Based Infrared Systems Follow-on Production Program. The contracting activity is the Space and Missile Systems Center, Los Angeles Air Force Base, Calif.

November 13, 2012
George I. Seffers

 
Harris Corp. Government Communications Systems, Palm Bay, Fla., is being awarded a $36,329,490.00 cost plus award fee, cost plus fixed fee and firm fixed price contract to provide upgrades for the five Counter Communication Systems (CCS) Block 10 systems to the CCS B10.1 baseline and critical and depot system spares to meet operational reliability requirements. The location of the performance is Palm Bay, Fla. The contracting activity is the Space and Missile Systems Center, Los Angeles Air Force Base, Calif. 

November 5, 2012
George I. Seffers

 
Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems, Azusa, Calif.,is being awarded a $6,999,999 cost plus fixed fee contract modification for the integration and fusion of data from the commercially hosted infrared payload, overhead persistent infrared wide field of view staring sensor at the Advanced Fusion Center and the Algorithm Development Laboratory. The contracting activity is Space and Missile Systems Center, Los Angeles Air Force Base, Calif.  

August 15, 2012
By George Seffers

Harris Corporation, Government Communications Systems, Palm Bay, Florida, is being awarded a $9,153,873 cost-plus-award-fee/cost-plus-fixed-fee and firm-fixed-price cost contract for Space Test and Training Range Space Range Operations Center systems updates and improvements. Space and Missile Systems Center, Los Angeles Air Force Base, California, is the contracting activity.

June 28, 2012
By George Seffers

Lockheed Martin Corporation, Sunnyvale, California, is being awarded a $249 million firm-fixed-price contract to purchase Space Vehicle 5/6 production electronic/antenna fabrication and flight materials. Space and Missile Systems Center, Los Angeles Air Force Base, California, is the contracting activity.

 

June 11, 2012
By George Seffers

Rockwell Collins Incorporated, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, is being awarded a $12,437,659 firm-fixed-price and modification contract for the order of 4,592 Defense Advanced GPS Receiver (DAGR) units and assorted accessories through the exercise of 30 corresponding options on the DAGR follow-on contract. Space and Missile Systems Center, El Segundo, California, is the contracting activity.

May 16, 2012
By George Seffers

United Launch Services LLC, Littleton, Colorado, is being awarded a $398 million firm-fixed-price contract for Atlas V EELV launch service in support of a Mobile User Objective System-4 mission and Delta IV EELV launch service in support of a Global Positioning System mission. Space and Misssile Systems Center, El Segundo, California, is the contracting activity.

May 11, 2012
By George Seffers

Lockheed Martin Corporation, Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company, Sunnyvale, California, is being awarded a $13,500,000 firm-fixed-price contract for Space Vehicle 5/6 production gimbal mechanism and beam select switch parts. Space and Missile Systems Center Military Satellite Communications Systems, El Segundo, California, is the contracting activity.

May 11, 2012
By George Seffers

Boeing Satellite Systems Incorporated, El Segundo, California, is being awarded a $21 million firm-fixed-price contract for the Wideband Global SATCOM 7 & Beyond contract issued to purchase parts for SV10. Headquarters, Space and Missile Systems Center, El Segundo, California, is the contracting activity.

May 11, 2012
By George Seffers

The Boeing Company, Seal Beach, California, is being awarded a $14,280,627 cost-plus-award-fee modification contract for seven space vehicle contract line item numbers to include launch operations support and on-orbit operations support. Space and Missile Systems Center Global Positioning Wing, El Segundo, California, is the contracting activity.

May 2, 2012
By George Seffers

TASC Incorporated, Andover, Massachusetts, is being awarded a $9,600,001 cost-plus-fixed-fee and level of effort modification contract to continue space control architecting, modeling, and simulation activities for the space control architecture development program through April 2013. This will enable continued space control architecture development in support of offensive and defensive counterspace, space situational awareness, and command and control mission areas. Space and Missile System Center, Space Superiority Systems Directorate, Los Angeles Air Force Base, El Segundo, California, is the contracting activity.

May 2, 2012
By George Seffers

Lockheed Martin Corporation, Newtown, Pennsylvania, is being awarded an $8,403,514 fixed-price incentive firm contract for on-orbital operations support of the GPS IIR/IIR-M satellite constellation. Support to be provided will be daily technical support, data evaluation and trending, anomaly resolution, spacecraft processor software maintenance and continuing space segment to the control segment interface. Under a separate $8,403,514 contract announced the same day, the company will provide daily technical support, data evaluation and continuing space segment to the control segment interface. Space and Missile Systems Center, Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado, is the contracting activity.

April 2, 2012
By George Seffers

Lockheed Martin Corporation, Santa Clara, California, is being awarded a $54,269,712 cost-plus-award-fee contract to exercise the contract line item number 0013 option for Geosynchronous Earth Orbit Satellite 3 launch and early on-orbit support. Space and Missile Systems Center, Los Angeles Air Force Base, El Segundo, California, is the contracting activity.

April 2, 2012
By George Seffers

LinQuest Corporation, Los Angeles, California, is being awarded a $20,124,654 firm-fixed-price contract for the military satellite communications, communications analysis, systems integration and engineering services bridge. Space and Missile Systems Center, Los Angeles Air Force Base, El Segundo, California, is the contracting activity.

January 27, 2012
By George Seffers

Raytheon Company, Aurora, Colorado, is being awarded a $44.7 million cost-plus-incentive-fee and cost-plus-award-fee contract to realign the Next Generation Operation Control System technical baseline by adding effort associated with 20 requests for change against the specification and interface control documents. Space and Missile Systems Center, El Segundo, California, is the contracting activity.

January 17, 2012
By George Seffers

Boeing Satellite Systems Incorporated, El Segundo, California, is being awarded a $376,523,860 modification of the Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS) Block II follow-on contract. This contract exercises the option to produce, process, launch, and activate on-orbit Satellite Vehicle 9 as previously negotiated. U.S. Air Force Space and Missile Systems Command, El Segundo, California, is the contracting activity

January 13, 2012
By George Seffers

Lockheed Martin Corporation, Space System Company, Newton, Pennsylvania, is being awarded a $238,489,236 cost-plus-incentive-fee with award fee contract for exercise option contract line item number 0016 to begin production of GPS III Space Vehicles three and four. U.S. Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center, El Segundo, California, is the contracting activity.

January 9, 2012
By George Seffers

Lockheed Martin Corporation, Space System Company, Newtown, Pennsylvania, is being awarded a $21,571,340 cost-plus-incentive-fee with award fee and cost-plus-fixed-fee contract to procure a launch checkout and capabilities system that will perform launch and early orbit activities of the Global Position System III satellites from a contractor facility co-located. U.S. Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center, El Segundo, California, is the contracting activity.

January 4, 2012
By George Seffers

Boeing Company, Seal Beach, California, is being awarded a $23,881,830 cost-plus-award-fee contract option for calendar year 2012 maintenance and operations services to provide the requirements for the development and delivery of the logistics infrastructure for the Space Based Space Surveillance Block 10 System. U.S. Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center, El Segundo, California, is the contracting activity.

January 3, 2012
By George Seffers

Integral Systems Incorporated, Columbia, Maryland, is being awarded a $15,698,435 cost-plus-award-fee contract for modification exercises option in support of the Command and Control System Consolidated program. The support includes program management, hardware and software maintenance, core and satellite vehicle-specific software maintenance, database maintenance, and operations support for Satellite Operations Center Block at Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado. U.S. Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center, El Segundo, California is the contracting activity.

December 23, 2011
By George Seffers

Raytheon Intelligence and Information Systems, Aurora, Colorado, is being awarded a $29,999,998 cost-plus-incentive-fee and cost-plus-award-fee contract for the Launch and Checkout System. This is an additional element added to the Global Positioning System (GPS) Next Generation Operational Control System. The Launch and Checkout System is necessary to support the launch of the GPS III Space Vehicle I, which includes support exercises, rehearsals, launch, early orbit and checkout. Space and Missile Systems Center, Los Angeles Air Force Base, California, is the contracting activity.

December 19, 2011
By George Seffers

Boeing Satellite Systems, El Segundo, California, is being awarded a $296,137,332 firm-fixed-price, contract for modification of the Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS) Block II follow-on. The contract exercises the option to produce, process, launch, and activate on-orbit Satellite Vehicle Eight as previously negotiated. Space and Missile Systems Center, El Segundo, California, is the contracting activity.

November 30, 2011
By George Seffers

Recent flight tests conducted by a combined team from the Electronic Systems Center, the Space and Missile Systems Center, MIT Lincoln Laboratory and MITRE Corp. have shown that the low-profile Advanced Multi-band Communications Antenna, installed on a wide-body aircraft, can effectively support high speed Ka-band and extremely high frequency (EHF) communications. The tests demonstrated that the antenna system meets needed performance characteristics, such as small size and weight, easy installation, consistent coverage in all directions and the ability to mount to the aircraft skin.

September 26, 2011
By George Seffers

Northrop Grumman Space and Mission Systems, Redondo Beach, California, is being awarded a $39,501,564 cost-plus-award-fee contract modification to exercise the option for the defense on-orbit support and sustainment contract providing fiscal 2012 on-orbit sustainment for both the Defense Support Program sensor and spacecraft bus. The Space and Missile Systems Center, Los Angeles Air Force Base, California, is the contracting activity.

August 23, 2011
By George Seffers

Boeing Satellite Systems Incorporated, El Segundo, California, is being awarded an almost $9 million fixed-price contract modification to retrofit the Block II space vehicles with radio frequency bypass out-of-band cascading filter solutions. Space and Missile Systems Center, El Segundo, California, is the contracting activity.

July 21, 2011
By George Seffers

Lockheed Martin Corporation, Sunnyvale, California, is receiving a more than $24 million modification for the existing engineering, manufacturing and development contract for the Space Based Infrared System (SBIRS) high component. This fiscal 2011 contract action will incorporate both hardware and software modifications, which provide the groundwork for the overall SBIRS Survivable/Endurable Evolution (S2E2) program upgrade for fiscal 2012 and beyond. The contractor will perform a fiscal 2011 antenna platform subsystems vendor selection and provide sustainment support to the SBIRS program with a mobile ground system second path radio upgrade and S2E2 fiscal 2011 engineering and labs development. The Space and Missile Systems Center, Los

July 20, 2011
By Henry Kenyon

Luke J. Schaub has been assigned chief, Wideband Satellite
Communications Division, Military Satellite Communications Systems
Directorate, Space and Missile Systems Center, Los Angeles Air Force Base, California.

June 17, 2011
By George Seffers

The Boeing Company, Seal Beach, California, is being awarded an approximate $16 million contract modification to the existing Boeing IIF sustainment contract for the Global Positioning System (GPS). This contract action will provide fiscal 2011 funding for four sustainment contract line item numbers, to include sustainment, contractor software maintenance, sustainment engineering, and technical management agency support; and two space vehicle contract line item numbers to include launch operations support and on-orbit operations support. This will also provide funding for continued GPS operational control segment work. Space and Missile Systems Center, El Segundo, California, is the contracting activity

June 15, 2011
By George Seffers

Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company, Sunnyvale, California, is being awarded a more than $17 million contract modification to extend the capabilities insertion study in the existing Advanced Extremely High Frequency Systems Development and Demonstration Program. This extension includes support for capability/requirements tradeoffs for systems, technology assessments, development of design alternatives, risk assessments, and cost and schedule analysis for development and production of enhancements to be integrated with the current program. Space and Missile Systems Center, El Segundo, California, is the contracting activity.