NASA awards Jacobs US$3.4bn contract to manage infrastructure

By Catrin Jones13 March 2023

NASA's crawler transporter Jacobs will continue its role in NASA’s Artemis programme (Photo: NASA)

NASA has awarded Jacobs a US$3.4 billion contract to manage launch infrastructure, and operate and maintain ground systems required for flight spacecraft processing at Kennedy Space Centre (KSC) in Florida, US.

Jacobs will continue its role in NASA’s Artemis programme and extend their Consolidated Operations, Management, Engineering & Test (COMET) contract for managing launch infrastructure and ground processing for high-profile programs such as the International Space Station, and Exploration Ground Systems.

The COMET contract will also include upgrades to existing facilities and infrastructure and the developing of new systems required to support the crewed Artemis missions. 

Steve Arnette, Jacobs executive vice president and president of its Critical Mission Solutions unit, says that the firm’s support of Space Shuttle facilities and ground systems is in preparation for the recent first Artemis flight. “We look forward to supporting NASA’s mission advancing US efforts to establish a long-term human presence in deep space.”

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