NASA has negotiated a $68.8 million contract modification
with the Boeing Company’s Space and Communications Group of
Houston, TX, for acquisition of space-battery orbital-
replacement units.

These spares are to replace, when necessary, battery orbital-
replacement units already in space.

Work on the contract will be done at Boeing facilities in
Houston and Canoga Park, CA, and at facilities of the major
subcontractor, Space Systems Loral of Palo Alto, CA, as well
as at vendor facilities throughout the United States.

Boeing’s Space and Communications Group holds the
International Space Station prime contract. The company was
awarded that eight-year contract for construction and
integration of the space station in 1995. The contract is a
cost-plus-award-fee/fixed-fee type.