NASA Space Act Agreements with Blue Origin, Orbital ATK, Aerojet Rocketdyne and Stratolaunch

NASA has released a document listing the 1,206 active Space Act Agreements (SAAs) the agency has with commercial companies, non-profit organizations and state and local governments.

From that list, I’ve extracted agreements with individual companies. Below you will find tables listing SAAs that NASA has signed with Blue Origin, Orbital ATK, Aerojet Rocketdyne and Stratolaunch Systems.

SAAs come in three varieties: reimburseable, non-reimburseable and funded. Under reimburseable agreements, a company or organization will pay NASA for its services. No money exchanges hands under non-reimburseable agrements. And under funded agreements, NASA pays the company to perform work or provide services. (The space agency made substantial use of SAA’s in the Commercial Crew Program.)

BLUE ORIGIN

New Shepard in flight (Credit: Blue Origin)
Blue Origin Space Act Agreements with NASA
TITLE/ PURPOSEEXECUTION DATEEXPIRATION DATEAGREEMENT TYPEESTIMATED DOLLAR VALUECENTER
Reimbursable Umbrella Space Act Agreement between the NASA, Ames Research Center and Blue Origin, LLC to Support Blue Origin Commercial Space Transportation Development12/23/1312/31/17Reimbursable—–ARC
Fully Reimbursable SAA between Blue Origin, LLC and NASA for Use of Center Capabilities03/27/1703/27/22Reimbursable—–KSC
Nonreimbursable SAA between NASA and Blue Origin for Commercial Space Capabilities Collabortion04/15/1604/15/21Non-Reimbursable$161,155.00KSC
Blue Origin, LLC01/13/1710/13/17Reimbursable—–MSFC
NASA-STD-6001 Flammability, Offgassing, Compatibility Testing, and Training04/18/1704/18/22Reimbursable—–WSTF
Testing, analysis activities, and exchange of technical expertise04/18/1704/18/22Reimbursable—–WSTF
Nonreimbursable space act agreement between Blue Origin, LLC and NASA for the loan of NASA owned pressure vessels05/08/1705/08/22Non-Reimbursable$469,000.00WSTF
WSTF Technical Services Support for Blue Origin build up04/30/1404/30/19Reimbursable—–WSTF
WSTF Technical Services Support for Blue Origin Build up04/30/1404/30/19Reimbursable—–WSTF

ORBITAL ATK

SS John Glenn near the International Space Station. (Credit: NASA)
Orbital ATK Space Act Agreements with NASA
TITLE/ PURPOSEEXECUTION DATEEXPIRATION DATEAGREEMENT TYPEESTIMATED DOLLAR VALUECENTER
Technical Interchange Meeting Support for Fiber Optic Sensor System Applications to Liquid Oxygen Tanks.04/16/1504/16/18Reimbursable—–AFRC
Fiber-Optic Sensor System Applications to Launch Vehicles04/16/1504/16/20Reimbursable—–AFRC
Annex No. 1 under Umbrella SAA3-1508, Upper Stage Design Study for Orbital Sciences Corporation05/17/1705/17/18Reimbursable—–GRC
Cryogenically-Fueled Upper Stage Technologies with Orbital Sciences Corporation05/17/1705/17/18Reimbursable—–GRC
Annex No. 6 to Developing Advanced Technology for Engine Components Agreement with SAA8-1520521 with ATK Launch Systems12/16/1612/16/18Reimbursable—–GRC
NASA Research Announcement: NNH15ZOA001N: Public Private Partnership for Robotic In-Space Manufacturing and Assembly of Spacecraft and Space Structures10/03/1610/03/21Non-Reimbursable$131,737.00GRC
Reimbursable Space Act Agreement Between the Orbital ATK Company and the NASA GSFC for Cygnus Spacecraft RF Compatibility Testing08/12/1508/12/20Reimbursable—–GSFC
Network Centric Weather Smallsat Study04/09/1304/09/18Reimbursable—–JPL
Space Vehicle Mockup Facility (SVMF) Floor Space for the Orbital ATK Cygnus Mockup01/19/1701/19/22Non-Reimbursable$173,543.00JSC
Collaboration on Advanced Technology Projects and Space Vehicle Concepts08/28/1208/27/17Non-Reimbursable—–JSC
Annex No.1 to the Reimbursable Umbrella Space Act Agreement between NASA and Orbital Sciences Corporation for Guest and Media Support Services for Government Missions11/23/1511/23/17Reimbursable—–KSC
Reimbursable Umbrella Space Act Agreement between NASA and Orbital Sciences Corporation for Guest and Media Services11/23/1511/23/20Reimbursable—–KSC
Integration of Orbital ATK Experiment into NASA Aircraft Study08/16/1608/16/17Non-Reimbursable$895.00LaRC
Integration Of Orbital ATK Experiment (LEO-2) For NASA Launch11/17/1509/30/17Reimbursable—–LaRC
Green Monopropellant Thruster Hot-Fire Testing (ACO Agreement)08/08/1608/08/18Non-Reimbursable$517,835.00MSFC
Annex No. 5 to SAA8-1520521 for Developing Advanced Technology for Engine Components12/21/1512/21/17Reimbursable—–MSFC
DESLA Aerospike Engine Design and Analysis for Additive Manufacturing Activities10/05/1510/05/17Reimbursable—–MSFC
Developing Advanced Technology for Engine Components07/31/1507/31/20Reimbursable—–MSFC
Developing Advanced Technology for Engine Components11/20/1411/20/19Reimbursable—–MSFC

AEROJET ROCKETDYNE

Aerojet Rocketdyne recently completed successful hot-fire testing of a full-scale, additively manufactured thrust chamber assembly for the RL10 rocket engine at its West Palm Beach, Florida facility. (Credit: Aerojet Rocketdyne)
Aerojet Rocketdyne Space Act Agreements with NASA
TITLE/ PURPOSEEXECUTION DATEEXPIRATION DATEAGREEMENT TYPEESTIMATED DOLLAR VALUECENTER
>Annex No. 2 under SAA3-1336 Upper Stage Engine Manufacturing, Testing and Evaluation Support with Aerojet Rocketdyne, Inc.05/15/1705/15/18Reimbursable—–GRC
Announcement of Collaborative Opportunity (ACO) solicitation, (Announcement Number: NNH15ZOA001K) “Utilizing Public-Private Partnerships to Advance Emerging Space Technology System Capabilities.” Collaborative Development, Engineering, and Testing of Various Space-related Technologies05/05/1605/05/21Non-Reimbursable$939,371.00GRC
Upper Stage Engine Manufacturing, Testing, and Evaluation Support12/13/1312/13/18Reimbursable—–GRC
Aerojet Rocketdyne Glenn Goddard collaboration for Thruster testing08/24/1608/24/18Non-Reimbursable$160,000.00GSFC
Aerojet Rocketdyne, Inc. Test Article Testing in the 8-Foot High Temperature Tunnel02/27/1709/30/17Reimbursable—–LaRC
Aerojet Rocketdyne, Inc. Test Article Testing in the 8-Foot High Temperature Tunnel12/06/1609/30/17Reimbursable—–LaRC
Annex 12 to Space Systems Technology Development and Demonstration11/02/1611/02/17Reimbursable—–MSFC
Annex to Space Systems Technology Development and Demonstration07/28/1607/28/17Reimbursable—–MSFC
Annex No. 9 to 1213711 for Mondaloy Additive Manufacturing Anomaly Correlation02/22/1608/22/17Reimbursable—–MSFC
Annex 7 to Space Systems Technology Development and Demonstration05/29/1511/30/17Reimbursable—–MSFC
Fuel Element Environment Test06/04/1406/03/18Non-Reimbursable$2,869.00MSFC
Space Systems Technology Development and Demonstration12/19/1212/19/17Reimbursable—–MSFC
Support Services for RS-25 Engine Assembly and Test06/05/1706/05/18Reimbursable—–SSC
Annex Six to Reimbursable Space Act Umbrella to provide testing and related support services to AR to support development of future launch systems.01/27/1701/27/20Reimbursable—–SSC
Annex Two to Reimbursable Space Act Umbrella to provide testing and related support services to AR to support development of future launch systems.08/03/1608/03/19Reimbursable—–SSC
Annex Ten to Space Systems Technology Development and Demonstration Umbrella for fluid component processing and laboratory cleaning services.05/23/1612/19/17Reimbursable—–SSC
Occupancy of Facilities06/13/1606/13/21Reimbursable—–SSC
Reimbursable Space Act Umbrella to provide testing and related support services to AR to support development of future launch systems.03/22/1603/22/21Reimbursable—–SSC
Annex Eight to Space Systems Technology Development and Demonstration Umbrella for Testing and Related Support Services12/19/1209/21/17Reimbursable—–SSC
Annex Five to Space Systems Technology Development and Demonstration for Testing and Related Support Services at E-105/11/1511/11/17Reimbursable—–SSC
Reimbursable Space Act Agreement RS-68 Engine Test Program (includes Addendums) at B-105/18/9805/16/18Reimbursable—–SSC
Operation of E-6 Government-Owned Engine Test Facility in Florida06/29/0706/16/22Non-Reimbursable—–SSC
Annex to Aerojet Rocketdyne Oxygen Testing and Analysis Activities04/05/1604/05/18Reimbursable—–WSTF
Aerojet Rocketdyne Testing, Analysis and Training Activites07/08/1507/08/18Reimbursable—–WSTF
Aerojet Rocketdyne Oxygen Testing and Analysis Activities07/08/1507/08/18Reimbursable—–WSTF

STRATOLAUNCH SYSTEMS & VULCAN AEROSPACE

Stratolaunch carrier aircraft rolled out of its hangar for the first time. (Credit: Stratolaunch)
Stratolaunch/Vulcan Aerospace Space Act Agreements with NASA
PARTNERTITLE/ PURPOSEEXECUTION DATEEXPIRATION DATEAGREEMENT TYPEESTIMATED DOLLAR VALUECENTER
Vulcan AerospaceStratolaunch vehicle technical and engineering support01/11/1701/11/19Reimbursable—–AFRC
Vulcan AerospaceStratolaunch vehicle technical and engineering support01/11/1701/11/21Reimbursable—–AFRC
Stratolaunch SystemsAnnex Two Reimbursable Umbrella Space Act Agreement between the NASA, Ames Research Center and Stratolaunch Systems Corporation for Supporting the Analysis of Statolaunch’s Launch Architecture05/11/1705/22/20Reimbursable—–ARC
Stratolaunch SystemsAnnex One to the Reimbursable Umbrella Space Act Agreement between the NASA, Ames Research Center and Stratolaunch Systems Corporation for Supporting the Analysis of Statolaunch’s Launch Architecture12/06/1612/06/17Reimbursable—–ARC
Stratolaunch SystemsReimbursable Umbrella Space Act Agreement between the NASA, Ames Research Center and Stratolaunch Systems Corporation for Supporting the Analysis of Statolaunch’s Launch Architecture12/06/1612/06/21Reimbursable—–ARC
Stratolaunch SystemsEngineering Support to Stratolaunch Systems Corp02/06/1402/06/19Reimbursable—–MSFC