SOURCE: QinetiQ North America

QinetiQ North America

November 19, 2010 12:08 ET

QinetiQ North America Wins NASA Engineering Contract

Company Will Design & Develop Systems for Kennedy Space Center

FAIRFAX, VA--(Marketwire - November 19, 2010) - QinetiQ North America has been awarded the Engineering Services Contract for NASA's Kennedy Space Center.

"We're very pleased that NASA has decided to continue and expand our long relationship. We are proud to be a part of the NASA team at the Kennedy Space Center," said Dr. Stephen Cambone, President of QinetiQ North America's Mission Solutions Group.

Under the $1.9 billion contract, QinetiQ North America and its teammates will:

  • design and develop ground systems and equipment for handling, test, checkout, servicing, and other ground processing of launch vehicles, spacecraft, and payloads,

  • perform flight systems engineering and support engineering for space flight hardware and software,

  • develop technology that addresses NASA mission requirements and operational needs,

  • operate laboratories and developmental shops, and

  • provide cross-cutting technical services.

"This is a great day for our space operations people," says Joe Broadwater, Executive Vice President of QinetiQ North America's Aerospace Operations and Support Division. "We have some of the best talent in the industry, and we will partner with NASA to meet the agency's operational needs for the 21st Century."

QinetiQ North America also supports NASA's work at the Glenn Research Center in Ohio and the Goddard Spaceflight Center in Maryland. The company's capabilities span a broad range of aerospace engineering, test, IT, and operational disciplines.

About QinetiQ North America

QinetiQ North America delivers world-class technology, responsive services, and innovative solutions for global markets, focusing on US government and commercial customers. More than 6000 QinetiQ North America engineers, scientists and other professionals deliver high quality products and services that leverage detailed mission knowledge and proven, reliable tools and methodologies to meet the rapidly changing demands of national defense, homeland security and information assurance customers. Headquartered in McLean, Virginia, QinetiQ North America had annual revenue of more than $1 billion in its fiscal year ended March 31, 2010. QinetiQ North America is part of QinetiQ Group PLC (LSE: QQ). For more information, please visit www.QinetiQ-NA.com.

Contact Information

  • For more information:

    John Petrik
    QinetiQ North America Mission Solutions Group
    703-852-2995
    John.Petrik@QinetiQ-NA.com

    Michael Rudd
    Boscobel Marketing Communications (for QinetiQ North America)
    301-588-2900
    mrudd@boscobel.com