Charles Stark Draper Laboratory will continue to help NASA develop and operate avionics software under a follow-on contract worth potentially $49 million over five years.
The Cambridge, Massachusetts-based nonprofit research and development organization will support the aeroscience and flight mechanics division within the Johnson Space Center’s engineering directorate as part of the Advanced Guidance, Navigation and Control and Avionics Technology Development and Analysis III contract, NASA said Saturday.
Draper provided similar services to the agency under a prior award, valued at $38.7 million.
NASA intends to use software developed through the new contract in the International Space Station, Orion spacecraft and other human transportation vehicles designed to travel beyond low-Earth orbit.
The contract took effect Tuesday and work will continue through May 31, 2026.