NASA has awarded space-systems R&D contracts valued at $400 million to Boeing, Lockheed Martin and nine other companies.
The space agency funded the awards, announced Oct. 14, via its Basic and Applied Aerospace program. BAART is based at NASA’s Langley Research Center in Hampton, Va.
Companies and facilities awarded one or more BAART contracts include:
- Alliant Techsystems Operations, Elkton, Md.
- Analytical Services & Materials, Hampton, Va.
- Aurora Flight Sciences, Manassas, Va.
- Boeing, Hazelwood, Mo.
- Engility, Chantilly, Va.
- Honeywell International, Golden Valley, Minn.
- Lockheed Martin, Palmdale, Calif.
- Northrop Grumman, Redondo Beach, Calif.
- Rockwell Collins, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
- Saab Sensis, East Syracuse, N.Y.
- ViGYAN, Hampton, Va.
Areas of work include aerothermodynamics and acoustics; systems analysis and concepts; entry descent and landing; measurement systems and autonomous technologies; and flight-critical and intelligent flight systems.
The contracts span support for all areas of R&D, as well as technology demonstrations, from concept to potential vehicle tests under performance conditions.