NASA has awarded the Restore-L Spacecraft Bus and Support Services contract to the US-based, Canadian-owned spacecraft manufacturer Space Systems/Loral (SSL). Restore-L is a robotic spacecraft equipped with the tools, technologies and techniques needed to service satellites currently in orbit. Restore-L will be launched in 2020 to perform in-orbit satellite servicing on an operational government satellite in low-Earth orbit.
According to NASA, the contract has a firm fixed price and includes a three-year core period and a two-year indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity portion. The total maximum value of the contract is $127 million.
SSL will provide the spacecraft bus, critical hardware and services for the development, deployment and operations of the Restore-L mission. It also will provide related services to accomplish mission integration, test, launch and operations.
The Restore-L Project is managed within NASA’s Satellite Servicing Projects Division at the Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland.