NASA Awards Contracts for Flight, Payload Integration Services

NASA has selected 15 companies to provide flight and payload integration services to advance technologies and procedures for operating in space, including testing in high-altitude, reduced gravity, or other relevant environments. Examples of payloads include NASA science instruments or technology demonstrations.

The indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity base contract awards are firm-fixed-price with a total combined value of $45 million and a performance period of five years. The flights and other services covered by these contracts are for use by NASA and other government agencies. The types of platforms that will be used for testing include suborbital rockets, high-altitude balloons, orbital spacecraft and satellites, and, in some instances, suborbital rockets that can accommodate carry people.

The following companies have been awarded contracts to provide services through demonstrated commercial capabilities:

Aerostar International, Inc., of Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Angstrom Designs Inc., of Santa Barbara, California

Astrobotic Technology Inc., of Pittsburgh

Astro Digital US Inc., of Santa Clara, California

Blue Origin Texas, LLC of Van Horn, Texas

Galactic Enterprises, LLC of Las Cruces, New Mexico

Loft Orbital Federal, LLC of Golden, Colorado

Momentus Space LLC of San Jose, California

Near Space Corp., of Tillamook, Oregon

Rocket Lab USA Inc., of Long Beach, California

Space Exploration Technologies Corp., of Hawthorne, California

Spire Global Subsidiary, Inc., of Vienna, Virginia

Tyvak Nano-Satellite Systems, Inc., of Irvine, California

Varda Space Industries, Inc., of El Segundo, California

World View Enterprises Inc., of Tucson, Arizona

The contracts are in support of NASA’s Flight Opportunities and Small Spacecraft Technology programs, both part of the NASA’s Space Technology Mission Directorate at the agency’s headquarters in Washington. These programs support technology development and missions to change the pace of space exploration, discovery, and space commerce.

For information about the flight platforms available through NASA’s Flight Opportunities program, visit:


Abbey Donaldson
Headquarters, Washington

Megan Person
Armstrong Flight Research Center, Edwards, Calif.



Last Updated
Mar 04, 2024
Tiernan P. Doyle

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