Press Release

NASA Awards Safety and Mission Assurance Contract to ARES

By SpaceRef Editor
April 26, 2012
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ARES Technical Services has been selected by NASA to provide safety and mission assurance services to Goddard Space Flight Center’s SMA Directorate under the Safety and Mission Assurance Services (SMAS) contract.

ARES and its teammates will provide system safety, mission assurance, risk and reliability, software assurance and institutional assurance in support of current and future NASA programs, including the James Webb Space Telescope, Joint Polar Satellite Systems and numerous other space and earth science programs. The ARES team includes Honeywell Technical Solutions Incorporated, Arctic Slope Research Corporation’s Research and Technology Solutions, Summit Technologies & Solutions, Prototype Productions Incorporated and Design for Reliability Solutions.

The contract has a five-year effective ordering period and a maximum ordering value of $180 million.

“We are very proud of the award of this contract at NASA Goddard and the high level of confidence NASA has placed in ARES,” said Bill Vantine, President of ARES. “This award recognizes our commitment and ability to provide outstanding safety and mission assurance support to our customers. We look forward to ensuring a successful contract transition for NASA and the incumbent contractor workforce and bringing exceptional support to the important missions at NASA Goddard.”

About ARES Corporation

ARES Corporation is a global technology solutions provider in engineering, risk management, project management, and information technology to Government agencies and contractors, and Fortune 1000 companies. ARES Corporation has more than 700 employees with more than 20 offices worldwide. For more information, visit

SpaceRef staff editor.