Harris Awarded Contract for NASA Spaceflight Work

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Communications and information technology firm Harris Corp. of Melbourne, Fla., said July 28 it has been awarded a contract for NASA’s Crew, Robotics, Avionics and Vehicle Equipment (CRAVE) program as part of the Oceaneering Space Systems team.

Houston-based Oceaneering was among two other companies and one university selected in early July to participate in the CRAVE program under five-year indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contracts worth no more than $70 million combined. The other three awardees were Brigham City, Utah-based ATK Space Systems, Houston-based Wyle Integrated Science and Engineering and the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

NASA said July 7 that the contracts involve spacewalk equipment, spacecraft flight crew equipment, crew health and conditioning systems, spacewalk robotics equipment, environmental control and life-support equipment, active thermal control systems, avionics equipment and ground support systems.

Harris said in a press release that it will provide design, development, manufacturing, testing and sustainment of space communications systems and equipment as part of the Oceaneering team.