Comtech Telecommunications Corp. announces $12.6 million award to support NASA’s Artemis spacecraft
Comtech Telecommunications Corp. has announced that during its third quarter of fiscal year 2020, its Mission-Critical Technologies group’s Space & Component Technology division, which is part of Comtech’s Government Solutions segment, was awarded a contract valued at $12.6 million from a major U.S. prime contractor in support of NASA’s Orion Production and Operations Contract (OPOC) or commonly known as the Artemis project. The Artemis project is intended to help NASA carry the first woman and next man to the moon by 2024.
Fred Kornberg, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Comtech Telecommunications Corp., said, “We are delighted to be part of this important program and this is a great day for Comtech. This award demonstrates that our U.S. prime contractor recognizes the unique value of Comtech’s space level electronic parts supply chain management and engineering services expertise for this critical manned space program.”
The contract consolidates requirements for high reliability electrical, electronic and electromechanical (EEE) parts and engineering services for multiple customer sites in support of three spacecraft missions: Artemis III, IV and V. The contract was initially funded at $6.3 million and the final contract value is subject to final negotiation.
For over 40 years, Comtech’s Space & Component Technology (SCT) division, located in Cypress, California, has specialized in the supply of high reliability microelectronics, supplying EEE parts for use in satellite, launch vehicle and manned space applications. Combining longstanding resources in Cypress, with new locations in Richardson, Texas and Hampshire, United Kingdom, SCT also provides services encompassing all aspects of ground station life cycle management to include requirements definition and analysis; design, development and integration of turnkey systems from antenna to data processing; civil works and construction; station installation and verification; operations and maintenance; and decommissioning at end of life. A full line of XY satellite tracking antennas from 30cm to 13m, as well as RF feeds, radomes and carbon fiber reflectors, all for LEO, MEO and GEO orbits are also supplied to customers worldwide.