Press Release

NASA Awards Aircraft Catalog Purchase Agreements

By SpaceRef Editor
June 23, 2009
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WALLOPS ISLAND, Va. – NASA has selected five contractors to receive Aircraft Catalog Blanket Purchase Agreements (BPA’s), that will allow the agency access to a variety of airborne platforms to conduct airborne science research and range support including, radar surveillance and telemetry relay capability. Each of the BPA’s has a maximum ordering value of $10 million and an ordering period through February 7, 2013.

These five BPA’s are in addition to the ten BPA’s under the same solicitation awarded on February 8, 2008. These aircraft platforms will accommodate light and heavy-lift instrumentation payloads, on fixed wing platforms. Both manned and unmanned aerial platform access is available under these BPA’s. The instrumentation payload(s) will be provided by the U.S. government or by non-U.S. government customers. Additional services of engineering, fabrication, and installation may be needed depending on the payload.

The catalog of platforms is managed by NASA Goddard Space Flight Center’s Wallops Flight Facility, though the missions are conducted at various locations within and occasionally outside the United States. For a complete list of offerors, visit;

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SpaceRef staff editor.