NASA has awarded a Cold Stowage contract in support of the International Space Station (ISS) Program to the University of Alabama, at Birmingham (UAB).

The cost-no-fee, indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity basic contract has a maximum ordering value of $24.8 million, with a performance period beginning July 1 through June 30, 2020.

As the contractor, UAB will be responsible for the sustaining, maintaining and flight integration for the cryocoolers used aboard the orbiting complex. The services required include: maintaining hardware in a flight ready state, maintaining adequate spare inventory and the tracking of limited and cycle life items, and controlling and updating software and configuration as required to NASA’s Crew and Thermal Systems Division, located at Johnson Space Center; NASA Headquarters in Washington and other NASA centers.

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