NASA extends contract for Hubble Space Telescope mission operations

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NASA has awarded a contract extension to Lockheed Martin Space Systems Corporation (LMSSC) of Greenbelt, Maryland, to continue maintaining the health and safety of the agency’s Hubble Space Telescope observatory through the next phase of its science mission.

Mission Operations, Systems Engineering, and Software (MOSES) II is a cost-plus-fixed-fee, sole source extension valued at approximately $114.3 million, with a performance period that ends June 30, 2021.

Under this contract, LMSSC will conduct all non-science elements of Hubble operations to ensure safe and efficient control and utilization of the space observatory, maintenance, and operation of Hubble-unique facilities and equipment, and creation, maintenance, and utilization of Hubble operations processes and procedures.

The contractor also will perform systems engineering tasks required to properly maintain the space observatory’s flight and ground systems, including optimizing mission system capabilities to maximize Hubble operations effectiveness and science productivity.

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