NASA has awarded an engineering contract valued up to $505 million to Albuquerque-based ATA Aerospace.
ATA Aerospace is a joint venture founded in 2006 by Applied Technology Associates and ASRC Federal Space and Defense. Its NASA contract, announced Sept. 29, is for mechanical integrated services and technology in support of R&D operations at Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md.
Goddard touts itself as “home to the nation’s largest organization of scientists, engineers and technologists who build spacecraft, instruments and new technology to study Earth, the sun, our solar system and the universe.”
The space center will tap ATA services both for space flight and ground systems involved in the center’s scientific missions.
ATA previously has worked on space-systems development for NASA, the U.S. Department of Defense and Japanese space agency JAXA. Its capabilities primarily are focused on engineering, integration, logistics and test services for satellite and high-altitude balloon programs.
“We look forward to supporting the Goddard Space Flight Center in furthering their exciting mission of scientific discovery,” ATA chief Tony Tenorio said.