Spaceflight wins $5.5M NASA service contract

Image: SHERPA carrier

Spaceflight’s SHERPA carrier is capable of deploying scores of satellites. (Spaceflight Illustration)

Seattle-based Spaceflight says it’s been awarded its first contract for launch and integration services from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The three-year deal is potentially worth $5.48 million.

The NASA contract calls for Spaceflight, a business unit of Spaceflight Industries, to provide launch services for up to 24 payloads in 2018 with options for up to 24 more payloads in 2019 and in 2020.

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