Status Report

NASA KSC Solicitation: Poly Picosatellite Orbital Deployers Contract

By SpaceRef Editor
September 25, 2010
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Award – Sep 24, 2010

Justification and Approval – Posted on Sep 24, 2010 New!

General Information

NAIS Posted Date: Sep 24, 2010
FedBizOpps Posted Date: Sep 24, 2010
Noncompetitive Action: Yes
Recovery and Reinvestment Act Action: No
Contract Award Date: Sep 23, 2010
Contract Award Number: NNK10LA86B
Solicitation Number: NNK09ZOP-001R
Award Modification Number: Basic
Award Modification Amount: NTE5000000.00
Contractor DUNS Number: 029326246
Classification Code: 18 — Space vehicles
NAICS Code: 611310 – Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools

Contracting Office Address

NASA/John F. Kennedy Space Center, Procurement, Kennedy Space Center, FL 32899


Poly Picosatellite Orbital Deployers, or P-POD, service contract to California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, Calif. This new contract is an indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity award for five years with a maximum cumulative potential value of $5 million. The award will provide a broad range of P-POD services for NASA’s CubeSat program.

CubeSats are a class of research spacecraft called nanosatellites. The cube-shaped satellites are approximately four inches long, have a volume of about one quart and weigh less than 2.2 pounds.

NASA has adapted the P-POD system for a series of small university-class, student-built satellite missions as part of the Educational Launch of Nanosatellites program. This is intended to advance the objectives of the science, technology, engineering and mathematics programs within educational institutions.

The first launch is planned aboard a Delta II rocket from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., in October 2011, on a mission to launch a polar-orbiting weather and environmental satellite.

NASA’s Launch Services Program office at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida is responsible for management of the P-POD contract.

Point of Contact

Name: Allen J. Miller
Title: Contract Specialist
Phone: 321-867-3308
Fax: 321-867-4848

Name: Jacklyn L. Norman
Title: Contract Officer
Phone: 321-867-1500
Fax: 321-867-4848

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