NASA has awarded Restore-L spacecraft bus and support services a three-year contract to Space Systems/Loral of Palo Alto, California. Restore-L is a robotic spacecraft equipped with the tools, technologies and techniques needed to service satellites currently in orbit, the space administration said.
The contract has a firm-fixed-price and includes a three-year core period and a two-year indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity portion. The total maximum value of the contract is USD127 million.
The Restore-L project is managed within NASA´s satellite servicing projects division at the agency´s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, for NASA´s Space Technology Mission Directorate.
The satellite servicing projects sivision at Goddard was established in 2009 to continue NASA´s 40-year legacy of satellite servicing and repair. Restore-L is a free-flying mission projected to launch in 2020 to perform in-orbit satellite servicing on an operational government asset in low-Earth orbit.