NASA Extends Jacobs Support Work at Ames Research Center; Steve Arnette Quoted

Jacobs Engineering Group will continue to support facility operations and aerospace tests at NASA’s Ames Research Center in California under a one-year contract option.

The space agency estimates that the exercised option will bring the total potential value of the Aerospace Testing and Facility Operation and Maintenance IV contract to $178M, the company said Thursday.

Jacobs helps manage the center’s arc jets, wind tunnels, hypersonic facilities and ballistics complexes. The company added it supports the maintenance and repair of facilities there, as well as aeronautics and space technology testing efforts and advanced development projects.

Steve Arnette, senior vice president of Jacobs’ aerospace, technology and nuclear business, said the company has supported Ames Research Center for more than 20 years.

Arnette added the extension allows the company to offer research and development, scientific and technical services in support of the country’s aeronautics, science and space programs.

The five-year ATOM-4 contract was awarded in 2016 and includes three one-year option periods.

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