Satellite launching company Spaceflight said it is the first launch services provider to be awarded the US General Services Administration (GSA) Professional Services Schedule (00CORP).
As a recipient of the contract, Spaceflight provides its services to federal agencies at a pre-negotiated fixed rate, enabling them to quickly and easily secure small satellite launch contracts completely online. This in turn reduces administrative costs and overhead and potentially increases how frequently the agencies access space.
With the contract, the federal government recognizes Spaceflight as a preferred launch services vendor fully authorized to conduct business directly with federal government agencies.
Spaceflight has launched 81 satellites to date and has over 135 satellites to deploy through 2018. The frequency of satellite launches, combined with Spaceflight´s cross-section of customers and variety of mission-applications, is a strong indicator of the growing capabilities of small satellites and the need for more timely and cost-effective access to space.
In order to be awarded the GSA Schedule contract, Spaceflight had to undergo an extensive and rigorous approval process, including the negotiation of fair and reasonable prices, as well as ensure its services are in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations.
Spaceflight, a next-generation, integrated space services company, is revolutionizing the business of spaceflight by delivering a new customer-centric model for accessing space. A full service launch provider, the company provides a straightforward, cost-effective, and comprehensive suite of products and services including state-of-the-art satellite infrastructure, rideshare capabilities, and global communications networks that enable commercial and government entities to achieve their mission goals. Headquartered in Seattle, Washington, Spaceflight provides its services through a global network of partners, ground stations and launch vehicle providers.