NanoRacks awarded GSA schedule contract for in-space services
(16 April 2018 - NanoRacks) NanoRacks has been awarded a contract with the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) Professional Services Schedule (00CORP). As a services provider under this contract, NanoRacks is able to provide its customer-driven in-space services to federal agencies at a pre-negotiated fixed rate.
NanoRacks, the commercial market leader in low-Earth orbit, is offering its flagship services within the GSA schedule, centered around microgravity research and International Space Station and other launch vehicle-based CubeSat and MicroSat deployment opportunities.
“Our services are unique compared to others offering in-space opportunities on GSA,” says NanoRacks Commerce Director, Adrian Mangiuca. “We are offering both microgravity research and satellite deployment opportunities, allowing each agency the flexibility to find a space solution that’s custom to their needs. Whether your government agency requires earth observation, remote sensing, or launch services – we’re ready to provide an optimal solution for you.”
Through this contract, the federal government recognizes NanoRacks, among other organizations on GSA, as a trusted launch services vendor and facilitates a more efficient procurement process. This accelerated procedure saves taxpayer time and money and helps to bring government requirements into space cost-effectively. In addition to increasing procurement efficiency, the GSA schedule acts to harmonize and secure full compliance with all Federal Acquisition Regulations.
NanoRacks has launched numerous United States government payloads to the International Space Station, including Army and Air Force technology demonstration missions, NASA hardware, and government-funded CubeSats, such as those for the NASA CubeSat Launch Initiative’s Educational Launch of Nanosatellites (ELaNa) Missions.
To date, NanoRacks has launched over 600 payloads to the Space Station, including over 200 small satellites. The Company is growing a number of non-International Space Station services as well.
NanoRacks is enabling space research and in-space services to customers world-wide from multiple platforms and launch vehicles. The company offers low-cost, high-quality solutions to the most pressing needs for satellite deployment, basic and educational research and both at home and in 30 nations world-wide for those new to the industry and aerospace veterans. Since 2009, Texas-based NanoRacks has truly created new markets, and ushered in a new era of in space-services.
In July 2015, NanoRacks signed a teaming agreement with Blue Origin to offer integration services on their New Shepard space vehicle. NanoRacks, along with partners at ULA and Space Systems Loral was also selected by NASA to participate in the NextSTEPs Phase II program to develop commercial habitation systems in low-Earth orbit and beyond.
NanoRacks signed an additional Space Act Agreement with NASA in 2016 to install the first-ever private Airlock Module on the International Space Station. In February 2017, NanoRacks announced two partnerships with both Boeing and Thales Alenia Space to produce features of the Airlock.
As of April 2018, over 600 payloads have been launched to the International Space Station via NanoRacks services, and our customer base includes the European Space Agency (ESA) the German Space Agency (DLR,) the American space agency (NASA,) US Government Agencies, Spire, Millennium Space Systems, Space Florida, NCESSE, Virgin Galactic, pharmaceutical drug companies, and organizations in Vietnam, UK, Romania, Israel and beyond.