Jacobs wins NASA Ames Research Center contract

Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (NYSE:JEC) was awarded the Aerospace Testing and Facilities Operations and Maintenance (ATOM-4) contract at NASA Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, California, the company said.

The contract has a base period of two years, beginning February 2, followed by three one-year options. It has a potential total value of approximately USD250 million.

Under the ATOM-4 contract, Jacobs is providing aerospace testing, facility operations and maintenance, IT system administration and administration services. The ground-based aerospace test facilities at the Ames Research Center include wind tunnels and NASA´s only high-enthalpy, high-speed arc jet facilities.

As prime contractor for the test facilities, Jacobs is supporting a wide variety of experiments conducted by researchers from NASA and other Federal agencies, as well as the commercial community.

Jacobs´ work history at NASA Ames Research Center dates back to 1965 when it began operating the center´s 12-foot wind tunnel.