NASA awards Huntsville’s Teledyne Brown multi-million dollar contract

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Huntsville’s Teledyne Brown Engineering will now be responsible for many of Marshall Space Flight Center’s operations. (NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center / Facebook)

NASA announced yesterday that Teledyne Brown Engineering Inc., a Huntsville firm, was chosen as the recipient of the Marshall Operations Systems, Services and Integration II (MOSSI II) contract. Keep reading to find out what that entails.


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SLS, the rocket that will take humans back to the moon, is managed at MSFC. (NASA)

MOSSI II is the contract responsible for mission operations at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) on Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville. Those operations include:

  • Providing International Space Station payload operations and ground systems
  • Test, launch, flight + ground operations for NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) rocket
  • Flight operations + ground systems for the Near-Earth Asteroid Scout CubeSat mission
  • Delay Tolerant Network protocol variants definition, prototyping + testing
  • Providing ground systems to support test, launch + flight operations for other programs and projects

The work will primarily be performed at MSFC, but applies to support on projects based at the Johnson Space Center in Houston and the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

The mission services value of the contract is $595.5 million. The contract started today, September 9, and has a two-year base period with six one-year option periods.

About Teledyne Brown Engineering

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Teledyne Brown is responsible for SLS’s Launch Vehicle Stage Adapter. (NASA)

Teledyne Brown Engineering is headquartered in Huntsville and has been providing engineering services since 1953, when the company opened as Alabama Engineering and Tool. The firm provides services in the following fields:

  • Energy + environment
  • Geospatial solutions
  • Advanced manufacturing
  • Maritime systems
  • Mission systems
  • Space systems

Teledyne Brown currently manages the design, development, test, evaluation and certification of SLS’s Launch Vehicle Stage Adapter (LVSA), a part of the rocket that takes loads during launch + is integral to the separation of the core stage and second stage of the rocket, which happens after launch.

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Emily Phillips
Emily Phillips
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