PASADENA, Calif., 7 Oct. 2009. Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. won a three-year extension on the Engineering and Science Contract (ESC) at NASA Johnson Space Center (JSC) with an estimated value of $978 million. This extension brings the total contract value to roughly $2.16 billion through January 31, 2013, with an eight-year total period of performance.
For this contract, Jacobs provides services to Johnson's Engineering Directorate and Astromaterials Research and Exploration Science office. Specific support includes engineering products and services for the International Space Station (ISS), Space Shuttle, and other spacecraft flight programs; design, development, certification, and production of hardware and software; operation and maintenance of on-site laboratories and facilities; and research and development for new technology.
In addition, Jacobs is supporting the Engineering Directorate in the design and development of critical hardware for the Orion Project, including the Crew Exploration Vehicle (CEV) Parachute Assembly System (CPAS).
The Jacobs Team supporting NASA ESC includes five major subcontractors: Hamilton Sundstrand (HS); Barrios Technology Ltd. (Barrios); MEI Technologies Inc. (MEI); ERC Inc. (ERC); and GeoControl Systems Inc. (GCS).
Jacobs president and CEO Craig Martin comments on the contract extension: "This includes the design, development, and test and evaluation of equipment for the Orion spacecraft and critical test beds supporting the development of Orion. The work this client performs is crucial toward the continued success of human spaceflight."