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Aerodyne Industries proud to be on winning Partnership for COMET contract at Kennedy Space Center



CAPE CANAVERAL, FL — Aerodyne Industries of Cape Canaveral, FL, is proud to announce that its partnership with Jacobs Technology Inc., of Tullahoma, Tennessee was awarded NASA’s Consolidated Operations, Management, Engineering & Test, or COMET, contract at the John F. Kennedy Space Center (KSC) in Florida.


"We are proud to have the opportunity to continue with our successful partnership with Jacobs as we support NASA programs under the COMET contract,” said Aerodyne CEO Andrew Allen. “We began this journey at Kennedy Space Center with the implementation of the Test and Operations Support Contract in 2013 and a decade later we helped make history with the successful Artemis Mission and upgrades to KSC’s infrastructure in support of NASA’s Exploration Ground Systems Program, in addition to supporting the International Space Station and NASA’s commercial ventures.


“We anticipate a seamless transition to COMET as we support NASA and continue to make history in the next era of human space exploration.”


The period of performance for COMET, which succeeds the Test and Operations Support Contract, or TOSC, consists of a three-year, five-month base period beginning May 1, 2023, followed by two two-year option periods, and one two-year and seven-month option period.


The total potential value of the contract is approximately $3.2 billion, which includes the base plus option periods, as well as the maximum IDIQ ordering value of $500 million.


Contract services include operation, maintenance and processing of complex launch-related ground systems that require skilled engineering and integrated management. This includes vehicle assembly and integration, launch, and recovery operations for Artemis missions through 2033.


COMET will provide engineering; ground system development; flight vehicle/spacecraft processing; and launch, landing, and recovery operations for the following Exploration Systems Development Programs: Exploration Ground Systems, Space Launch System, and Orion spacecraft Programs. The COMET contract will also support the International Space Station, Launch Services Program, and other NASA initiatives, partnerships at KSC and commercial ventures.


About Aerodyne Industries LLC

Aerodyne Industries LLC is a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) headquartered in Cape Canaveral, FL with a primary focus on serving our NASA, DoD, and federal customer programs and resolving their most challenging technical issues. Visit www.aerodyneindustries.com.


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Telephone: (321) 427-7364; e-mail: jj@aerodyneindustries.com

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Telephone: (321) 613-2948; e-mail: HYPERLINK "mailto:cam@aerodyneindustries.com" cam@aerodyneindustries.com

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