Feb. 04--Thousand Oaks-based Teledyne Technologies Inc. announced Tuesday that NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center awarded its Huntsville, Ala.-based subsidiary, Teledyne Brown Engineering, Inc. a five-year $60 million contract to design and manufacture the Launch Vehicle Stage Adapter for the Space Launch System.
This is not the first time the Teledyne subsidiary has earned a multimillion dollar National Aeronautics and Space Administration contract. Last year, NASA awarded Teledyne Brown Engineering a $120.1 million contract extension to continue providing electronics support for the International Space Station. Teledyne Brown has had that contract for 15 years.
The Space Launch System, NASA's next generation launch vehicle, is an advanced, heavy-lift vehicle, designed to provide access to science and human exploration beyond Earth's orbit. It will carry into deep space the Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle as well as cargo, equipment, and science missions.
The Space Launch System is a centerpiece program for (NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center) and a strategic capability for our nation," said Teledyne CEO Robert Mehrabian.
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