Sun, Aug 17, 2008
NASA has concluded that corrective
action is appropriate in the Government Accountability Office bid
protest of Exploration Systems & Technology, Inc.
NASA determined that a compliance issue requires the termination
of the contract for the Constellation Space Suit System with
Oceaneering International, Inc. of Houston for the convenience of
NASA anticipates that corrective action will involve
reconsideration of its procurement decision. The pending protest
litigation is subject to a Government Accountability Office
NASA had awarded the contract on June 12. The spacesuit will
protect astronauts during Constellation Program voyages to the
International Space Station and, by 2020, the surface of the moon.
The Constellation Space Suit System contract is for design,
development, test, evaluation and production of equipment to
support astronauts aboard the Orion crew exploration vehicle, the
Altair lunar lander, and during human exploration of the surface of
Suits and support systems will be needed for as many as four
astronauts on moon voyages and as many as six space station
travelers. For short trips to the moon, the suit design will
support a week's worth of moon walks.
The system also must be designed to support a significant number
of moon walks during potential six-month lunar outpost
In addition, the spacesuit and support systems will provide
contingency spacewalk capability and protection against the launch
and landing environment, such as spacecraft cabin leaks.
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