Status Report

NASA Solicitation: The Chandra X-ray Observatory Science and Operations Support Center

By SpaceRef Editor
January 8, 2010
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Award – Jan 07, 2010

General Information

NAIS Posted Date: Jan 07, 2010
FedBizOpps Posted Date: Jan 07, 2010
Noncompetitive Action: Yes
Recovery and Reinvestment Act Action: No
Contract Award Date: Dec 31, 2009
Contract Award Number: NAS8-03060
Solicitation Number: NNM09000CXO
Award Modification Number: 64
Award Modification Amount: 545M
Contractor: Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory 60 Garden Street Cambridge, MA 02138
Classification Code: A — Research and Development
NAICS Code: 541712 – Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences (except Biotechnology)

Contracting Office Address

NASA/George C. Marshall Space Flight Center, Procurement Office, Marshall Space Flight Center, AL 35812


Provide science and operational support for the Chandra X-ray Observatory, a powerful tool used to better understand the structure and evolution of the universe. The contract extension provides continued science and operations support to Chandra. The contract covers mission operations and data analysis, which includes observatory operations, science data processing and astronomer support. The operations tasks include monitoring the health and status of the observatory and developing and uplinking the observation sequences during Chandra’s communication coverage periods. The science data processing tasks include the competitive selection, planning and coordination of science observations and processing and delivery of the resulting scientific data. The Marshall Space Flight Center manages the Chandra program for the agency’s Science Mission Directorate.

Point of Contact

Name: Janice M. Stewart
Title: Contract Specialist
Phone: 256-961-7726
Fax: 256-961-7439

Name: Mark R. Stiles
Title: Contracting Officer
Phone: 256-544-0381
Fax: 256-544-6062

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