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Maxar Gets The First Big Gateway Contract

By Keith Cowing
May 23, 2019
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Maxar Gets The First Big Gateway Contract

NASA Awards Artemis Contract for Lunar Gateway Power, Propulsion
“This firm-fixed price award includes an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity portion and carries a maximum total value of $375 million. The contract begins with a 12-month base period of performance and is followed by a 26-month option, a 14-month option and two 12-month options.”
Maxar Selected to Build, Fly First Element of NASA’s Lunar Gateway
“Maxar previously conducted a four-month study to develop affordable and innovative electric-propulsion-enabled concepts for the power and propulsion element spacecraft. Building on the successful completion of the study, Maxar has been selected to proceed with development. The power and propulsion element will provide power, maneuvering, attitude control, communications systems and initial docking capabilities. Maxar is currently targeting launch of the element on a commercial rocket by late 2022.”

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