Space Launch Initiative
2nd Generation RLV
Task Awards
22 contractors on May 17,2000
for 37 task award contracts
Total value (including options): US$766.9  million

Updated July 1st, 2001

Task Award 1 - Systems Studies
Contractor
Value
Detail
Lockheed Martin
US$36,991,000
Architecture trade studies.
Boeing
US$36,412,000
Architecture trade studies.
Two-Stage-to-Orbit design study.
Northrop Grumman
US$7,421,000
n.a.
Orbital Sciences
US$5,978,000
Study of a multipurpose "Space Taxi" manned space transportation system.
Futron
US$1,856,000
Comprehensive market research and analysis study.
Total Value
US$88,658,000
 

Task Award 2 - Airframe
Contractor
Value
Detail
Boeing
US$72,678,000
Cryogenic tank materials and design concept?

Subcontract to Alliant Techsystems
(US$11M) to study composite cryogenic fuel tank technologies.
Northrop Grumman
US$42,705,000
n.a.
Oceaneering
US$5,347,000
n.a.
Lockheed Martin
US$5,226,000
n.a.
Materials Research & Design
US$2,000,000
Thermal protection system fabrication demonstration?
Southern Research Institute
US$1,633,000
n.a.
North Carolina State University
US$583,000
n.a.
Total Value
US$130,172,000
 

Task Award 3 - Vehicle Subsystems
Contractor
Value
Detail
Lockheed Martin
US$25,473,000
PEM fuel cell demonstration?
Boeing
US$15,046,000
Preliminary avionics requirements definition?
Total Value
US$40,519,000
 

Task Award 4 - Operations
Contractor
Value
Detail
Lockheed Martin
US$20,965,000
Development of ACCS and AIM performance, functionality, and infrastructure requirements?
PHPK Technologies
US$7,657,000
n.a.
Boeing
US$6,827,000
n.a.
Sierra Lobo
US$1,590,000
n.a.
Total Value
US$37,039,000
 

Task Award 5 - Integrated Vehicle Health Monitoring
Contractor
Value
Detail
Northrop Grumman
US$36,465,000
Concept of operations document?
Honeywell
US$5,044,000
Database demonstration?
Lockheed Martin
US$4,853,000
n.a.
Total Value
US$46,362,000
 

Task Award 6 - Upper Stages
Contractor
Value
Detail
Boeing Rocketdyne
US$2,747,000
R&D on an hydrogen peroxide engine for upper stage propulsion.
Moog
US$501,000
n.a.
Pratt&Whitney
US$424,000
Demonstration of large scale 250-kN thrust hybrid rocket motor?
General Kinetics
US$376,000
Demonstration flight of large scale Hybrid Sounding Rocket (HYSR)?
Total Value
US$4,048,000
 

Task Award 7 - Flight Mechanics
Contractor
Value
Detail
Universal Space Lines
US$6,545,000
GPS/inertial navigation system component?
Ohio University
US$4,393,000
Adaptative guidance and control algorithms?
Total Value
US$10,938,000
 

Task Award 8 - Propulsion
Contractor
Value
Detail
Pratt&Whitney
US$125,393,000
Technology risk reduction on development of Cobra, RLX and Ajax booster engines.
Boeing Rocketdyne
US$62,737,000
Designand technology development for a Fuel-Rich Staged Combustion (FRSC) cryogenic engine.Advanced design on a highly-rusable Oxidizer-Rich Staged Combustion (ORSC) hydrocarbon engine. Technology risk reduction on rocket-based combined-cycle turbopump.
TRW
US$15,544,000
Development of a non-toxic reaction control thruster and of a 4,500-kN hydrocarbon booster engine based on a pintle injector technology.
Gencorp Aerojet
US$7,607,000
Technology risk reduction on development of Ajax booster engine.
Boeing
US$5,101,000
n.a.
Andrews Space & Technology
US$3,017,000
Feasibility study on the "Alchemist" air collection and enrichment system.
Total Value
US$219,399,000
 

Task Award 9 - NASA Unique Requirements
Contractor
Value
Detail
Honeywell
US$6,450,000
Cockpit architecture roadmap.
Lockheed Martin
US$811,000
Inflatable airlock mockup.
Total Value
US$7,261,000
 

Task Award 10 - Flight Demonstration
Contractor
Value
Detail
Kistler Aerospace
US$135,400,000
(US$10 M firm)
Development of K-1 launcher as a technology test-bed
Orbital Sciences
US$47,150,000
Development and flight of a Pegasus-launched test vehicle under the Demonstration of Aurtonomous Rendezvous Technology (DART) program.
Total Value
US$182,550,000
 

 

Breakdown by Contractors

Contractor
Value
Topics
Boeing
US$136.064 M
Systems Studies, Airframe, VehicleSubsystems, Operations, Propulsion
Kistler Aerospace
US$135.4 M
Flight Demonstration
Pratt&Whitney
US$125.817 M
Upper Stages, Propulsion
Lockheed Martin
US$94.319 M
Systems Studies, Airframe, VehicleSubsystems, Operations, Integrated Vehicle Health Monitoring, NASA Unique Requirements
Northrop Grumman
US$86.591 M
Systems Studies, Airframe, Integrated Vehicle Health Monitoring
Boeing Rocketdyne
US$65.484 M
Upper Stages, Propulsion
Orbital Sciences
US$53.128 M
Systems Studies, Flight Demonstration
TRW
US$15.544 M
Propulsion
Honeywell
US$11.494 M
Integrated Vehicle Health Monitoring, NASA Unique Requirements
PHPK Technologies
US$7.657 M
Operations
GenCorp Aerojet
US$7.607 M
Propulsion
Universal Space Lines
US$6.545 M
Flight Mechanics
Oceaneering
US$5.347 M
Airframe
Ohio University
US$4.393 M
Flight Mechanics
Andrews Space & Technology
US$3,017 M
Propulsion
Materials Research & Design
US$2 M
Airframe
Futron
US$1.856 M
Systems Studies
Southern Research Institute
US$1.633 M
Airframe
Sierra Lobo
US$1.59 M
Operations
North Carolina State University
US$583,000
Airframe
Moog
US$501,000
Upper Stages
General Kinetics
US$376,000
Upper Stages

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