CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., 11 Jan. 2012. NASA has contracted a.i. solutions Inc. of Lanham, Md., to provide integrated services for the preparation and launch of NASA's next generation of scientific and exploration spacecraft under the agency's Launch Services Program (LSP). The Expendable Launch Vehicle Integrated Support 2 (ELVIS 2) contract, valued at up to $138.1 million, features a two-month, phase-in period beginning Feb. 2012, followed by a one-and-a-half-year base period from April 1, 2012, through Sept. 30, 2013.
The ELVIS 2 contract supports LSP and LSP-sponsored missions, activities, and strategic initiatives for NASA, U.S. Department of Defense (DOD), government agency, and commercial launch activities. A.i. solutions personnel will provide the LSP with program management support; vehicle engineering and analysis; launch site support engineering; communications and telemetry; technical integration services; LSP programmatic safety, reliability, and quality support; support at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California; information technology support; and special studies.
Two option periods are available that would bring the total period of performance to five years.