Press Release

NASA Extends Space Station Payload Integration Contract

By SpaceRef Editor
April 9, 2004
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NASA has awarded The Boeing Company of Houston a
contract extension for payload integration work in support of
the International Space Station.

NASA plans to exercise the fiscal year 2005 option with
Boeing to extend the International Space Station Payload
Integration Contract (IPIC). The option is worth $70,398,844,
bringing the total contract value to $203,666,284. Work
covered under the extension will begin in October 2004 and
continue through September 2005.

Under the IPIC, Boeing performs Space Station payload
integration work, including payload software integration and
flight software production; payload facility sustaining
engineering and logistics support; and payload engineering
integration. Awarded in 2002, the IPIC consolidated payload
integration work is performed at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight
Center, Huntsville, Ala., and Johnson Space Center, Houston.
It is a cost-plus-award-fee, completion form contract.
Additional work will be performed at Boeing facilities in
Houston, Huntsville and Kennedy Space Center, Fla.

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