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NASA Awards $143M Software Contract

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NASA has selected L-3 National Security Solutions of Reston, Virginia, to provide simulation and software technology support to the Engineering Software, Robotics and Simulation Division (SRSD) at the agency’s Johnson Space Center in Houston. Under the Simulation and Software Technology (SST) II contract, L-3 NSS will receive a cost-plus-fixed-fee, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract not to exceed $143 million. The period of performance runs from July through June 2019.

Contract services include space vehicle systems and software expertise, and simulation and software technology support across simulation graphics and spacecraft software. L-3 NSS will provide expertise in the fields of simulation math models and applications, simulation products and virtual reality applications. Within the spacecraft software discipline, L-3 NSS will provide expertise in the areas of systems engineering and integration, software engineering analysis test bed, guidance, navigation, control software development and advanced robotics software.

The SRSD is responsible for design, development, testing and operations of intelligent systems, robotic systems and real-time simulation systems facilitating the human exploration and development of space. SRSD’s projects include Johnson’s virtual reality lab, development of highly dexterous robots and exercise systems that safeguard astronaut health while aboard the International Space Station.

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