Press Release

CSC’s Support of Hubble Space Telescope Continues With $43 Million Contract Extension

By SpaceRef Editor
March 26, 2003
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Computer Sciences Corporation will continue to support NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope
program under an agreement with the Association of Universities for Research
in Astronomy Inc. (AURA), which operates the Space Telescope Science Institute
for NASA in Baltimore, Md. The contract extension is valued at $43 million
over five years and marks more than 20 years of continuous CSC support for the

Under the agreement, CSC will continue to provide systems engineering,
software development and maintenance, data processing and computer systems
administration. Services called for also include scientific research,
calibration of scientific instruments, planning and scheduling of science
observations, archival support and public outreach activities.

“The Hubble Space Telescope will continue to play a critical role as NASA
moves into a new era with a science-driven mission to explore the universe and
inspire the next generation of explorers,” said Dave Ziobro, vice president of
CSC’s NASA Programs. “CSC, along with AURA, has supported this mission since
1981, and we look forward to supporting this great observatory for many more

Approximately 80 scientists, systems engineers, software developers and
computer operations specialists will continue to perform the work at offices
in Baltimore, Laurel and Lanham, Md.

AURA is a consortium of 36 universities and other non-profit institutions
committed to advancing the frontiers of astronomy. AURA manages world-class
ground-based observatories under cooperative agreements with the National
Science Foundation. AURA also operates the Space Telescope Science Institute
under contract to NASA and carries out the scientific mission of the Hubble
Space Telescope.

Founded in 1959, Computer Sciences Corporation is one of the world’s
leading information technology (IT) services companies. CSC’s mission is to
provide customers in industry and government with solutions crafted to meet
their specific challenges and enable them to profit from the advanced use of

With approximately 90,000 employees, including more than 26,000 from the
company’s March 7, 2003 acquisition of DynCorp, CSC provides innovative
solutions for customers around the world by applying leading technologies and
CSC’s own advanced capabilities. These include systems design and
integration; IT and business process outsourcing; applications software
development; Web and application hosting; and management consulting.
Headquartered in El Segundo, Calif., CSC reported revenue of $11.3 billion for
the 12 months ended Dec. 27, 2002. For more information, visit the company’s
Web site at .

SpaceRef staff editor.