NASA’s Space Act Agreements with SpaceX, Boeing, ULA & Sierra Nevada


NASA has released a document listing the 1,206 active Space Act Agreements (SAAs) the agency has with commercial companies, non-profit organizations and state and local governments.

From that list, I’ve extracted agreements with individual companies. Below you will find tables listing SAAs that NASA has signed with SpaceX, Boeing, United Launch Alliance and Sierra Nevada Corporation. The four companies have been involved with NASA’s Commercial Crew and Commercial Resupply Services programs.

SAAs come in three varieties: reimburseable, non-reimburseable and funded. Under reimburseable agreements, a company or organization will pay NASA for its services. No money exchanges hands under non-reimburseable agrements. And under funded agreements, NASA pays the company to perform work or provide services. (The space agency made substantial use of SAA’s in the Commercial Crew Program.)

SpaceX

SpaceX Crew Dragon Weldment Structure (Credit: SpaceX)
SpaceX Space Act Agreements with NASA
TITLE/ PURPOSEEXECUTION DATEEXPIRATION DATEAGREEMENT TYPEESTIMATED DOLLAR VALUECENTER
Annex Four to the Reimbursable Space Act Agreement between SpaceXand NASA Ames Research Center for High-End Computing Resources for the SpaceX Launch Abort System, Dragon Capsule, and Falcon Launch Vehicle Analysis03/17/1412/31/17Reimbursable—–ARC
Reimbursable Umbrella Space Act Agreement between SpaceX and NASA Ames Research Center to Support SpaceX Commercial Crew Development08/03/1112/13/17Reimbursable—–ARC
Annex No. 10 to SAA8-15117373 for Falcon 2.0 Stage 2 (S2) Modal Testing in GRC Space Power Facility (SPF)01/27/1701/27/18Reimbursable—–GRC
Annex No. 09 to SAA801517373 for SpaceX Launch Vehicle Development Support – Falcon Version 2.0 Fairing Testing in the Space Power Facility (SPF)01/30/1701/30/19Reimbursable—–GRC
Annex No. 09 to SAA801517373 for SpaceX Launch Vehicle Development Support – Falcon Version 2.0 Fairing Testing in the Space Power Facility (SPF)01/30/1701/30/19Reimbursable—–GRC
Reimbursable Space Act Agreement between SpaceX and NASA GSFC for Spacecraft RF Compatibility Testing08/23/1608/23/21Reimbursable—–GSFC
Dragon Fire Monitor11/07/1405/07/18Reimbursable—–JPL
Surface chemical and materials analysis of spacecraft hardware10/01/1212/31/20Reimbursable—–JPL
Dragon Single Event Effects (SEE) Analysis Assessment12/01/1009/30/19Reimbursable—–JPL
Placeholder for SpaceX CCtCap Task Plan4 for MMOD Analysis02/15/1702/15/18Reimbursable—–JSC
Commercial Space Capabilities Collaboration12/18/1403/31/22Non-Reimbursable$930,058JSC
Annex 1 to Non-Reimbursable Space Act Agreement with Space Exploration Technologies for Entry, Descent, and Landing Technology Development12/01/1512/01/17Non-Reimbursable$2,848,685JSC
Entry, Descent, and Landing (EDL) Technology Development12/01/1512/01/20Non-Reimbursable—–JSC
Support for Cockpit Displays and Controls Development05/13/1305/13/18Reimbursable—–JSC
Annex No. 2 to Fully Reimbursable Umbrella SAA between NASA and SpaceX for Guest and Media Support Services05/18/1605/17/21Reimbursable—–KSC
Annex No. 1 to Fully Reimbursable Umbrella SAA between NASA and SpaceX for Guest and Media Support Services05/18/1605/18/21Reimbursable—–KSC
Fully Reimbursable Umbrella SAA between NASA and SpaceX for Guest and Media Support Services05/18/1605/17/21Reimbursable—–KSC
Annex No. 8 between SpaceX and NASA KSC for Commercial Resupply Services-4 (CRS-4) Launch02/26/1302/26/18Reimbursable—–KSC
Space Act Agreement Between NASA and SpaceX for Commercial Crew Integrated Capability (CCiCAP)08/02/1208/01/18Funded$460,000,000KSC
Fully Reimbursable Umbrella SAA between SpaceX and NASA KSC for Use of Guest Operations and Public Affairs Support02/26/1302/26/18Reimbursable—–KSC
Annex No. 5 to SAA8-1517373 with SpaceX01/31/1701/31/19Reimbursable—–MSFC
SpaceX CCTCap Task Plan 204/28/1609/30/20Reimbursable—–MSFC
Engine Transient Modeling Support05/11/1605/11/18Reimbursable—–MSFC
Additive Manufacturing Support05/06/1505/06/18Reimbursable—–MSFC
SpaceX Launch Vehicle Development Support04/03/1504/03/20Reimbursable—–MSFC
Annex Six to Launch Vehicle and Space System Support Umbrella for facility preparation, testing, and related support services.03/08/1612/02/18Reimbursable—–SSC
Annex Five to Launch Vehicle and Space System Support Umbrella for provision of reimbursable support services11/06/1511/06/17Reimbursable—–SSC
Reimbursable Umbrella Space Act Agreement for Launch Vehicle and Space System Support12/02/1312/02/18Reimbursable—–SSC
SpaceX-WSTF-0503/28/1609/15/22Reimbursable—–WSTF
Annex to SpaceX Testing, Analysis, and Training Activities01/07/1610/19/20Reimbursable—–WSTF
Hypergolic Materials Testing and Support10/19/1510/19/20Reimbursable—–WSTF
SpaceX Testing, Analysis, and Training Activities10/19/1510/19/20Reimbursable—–WSTF
SpaceX-WSTF-0410/13/1509/15/22Reimbursable—–WSTF

Boeing

Boeing’s CST-100 Structural Test Article ready for shipment from C3PF to Boeing’s facility in Huntington Beach, California. (Credit: Boeing)
Boeing Space Act Agreements with NASA
TITLE/ PURPOSEEXECUTION DATEEXPIRATION DATEAGREEMENT TYPEESTIMATED DOLLAR VALUECENTER
Reimbursable Space Act Agreement between the NASA, Ames Research Center and the Boeing Company for TUFROC Certification, Re-Use and Max Use Temperature Testing08/24/1608/24/19Reimbursable—–ARC
Nonreimbursable Space Act Agreement between the NASA, Ames Research Center and The Boeing Company for Arc Jet Exposure of Ablative and Non-Oxide CMC TPS for Planetary Probe and Sample Return Applications08/17/1608/17/18Non-Reimbursable$970,500ARC
Task Plan No. SAA2-BOE-04 in Support of Contract No. NNk14MA75C to provide testing services and technical support in the ARC Arc-Jet Facility04/13/1509/15/22Reimbursable—–ARC
Task Plan No. SAA2-BOE-03 in Support of Contract No. NNk14MA75C for two (2) machined, instrumented, and assembled 3D woven quartz fibers impregnated with cyanate ester resin (WQCE) test articles04/13/1509/15/22Reimbursable—–ARC
Reimbursable Space Act Agreement between NASA ARC and The Boeing Company for Utilization of Wind Tunnel Facilities for Cooperative Research and Testing12/17/0106/18/19Reimbursable—–ARC
Model-Based Engine Control09/26/1609/26/18Non-Reimbursable$15,580GRC
Testing and Delivery of Seal Concepts for Boeing Nozzle Structures12/21/1512/21/17Reimbursable—–GRC
Multiscale Modeling of Composite Systems09/17/1509/17/20Reimbursable—–GRC
Boeing Company Nozzle Testing in the Advanced Nozzle Test Facility10/31/1410/31/17Reimbursable—–GRC
Collaborative Research Activities in Aeronautics and Related Technologies02/11/1502/11/20Reimbursable—–GRC
Umbrella Agreement for Cooperative Research in Support of NASA’s Fundamental Aeronautics Program and Boeing Research & Technology07/16/1207/16/17Non-Reimbursable—–GRC
Reimbursable Space Act Agreement between The Boeing Company and NASA for Commercial Crew Program06/18/1307/01/17Reimbursable—–GSFC
FY13 Support of Boeing’s Utilization of NASA CARA Services (Related to SAAM 14322)01/31/1301/31/18Reimbursable—–GSFC
Conjunction Assessment Risk Analysis (CARA) Support01/29/1301/28/18Reimbursable—–GSFC
Mars and Lunar Vicinity Mission Design10/08/1510/08/17Reimbursable—–JPL
Ionizing Radiation Evaluation of Materials and Semiconductor Devices for The Boeing Company05/16/1204/01/21Reimbursable—–JPL
Operations Services to the CST-100 Commercial Crew Vehicle09/11/1209/10/17Reimbursable—–JSC
Reimbursable space act agreement between NASA and McDonnell Douglas Corp, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Boeing Company, for providing helium pipeline installation nitrogen pipeline extension and gases to CCAFS customers07/17/0007/17/20Reimbursable—–KSC
Annex to environmentally responsible air vehicle concept research04/06/1712/20/17Non-Reimbursable$2,403LaRC
Computational Stability and Control04/17/1709/30/18Non-Reimbursable$13,387LaRC
Swept Wing Natural Laminar Flow Research12/19/1612/19/18Reimbursable—–LaRC
BOEING Ecodmonstrator Technology Development & NASA Future Ground and Flight Testing01/23/1701/23/18Non-Reimbursable$191,125LaRC
Flight Deck Systems and Operations Research01/20/1701/20/22Non-Reimbursable$816,127LaRC
Annex 5 to Environmentally Responsible Air Vehicle Concept Research11/15/1611/15/20Non-Reimbursable$10,442LaRC
Simulation Based Airframe Noise Prediction for Large Civil Transports02/03/1706/03/19Non-Reimbursable$1,287,198LaRC
Aerospace Research Development02/03/1702/03/22Non-Reimbursable—–LaRC
Land Landing Impact Testing of CST-100 Airbag Landing System09/13/1609/30/17Reimbursable—–LaRC
Shape Memory Alloy Remote Control Actuation Test08/29/1608/29/17Non-Reimbursable$77,531LaRC
Surface Contamination Inspection Technology Development11/20/1507/31/17Reimbursable—–LaRC
Aerospace R&D11/20/1511/20/20Reimbursable—–LaRC
Environmentally Responsible Air Vehicle Concept Research12/22/1512/22/20Non-Reimbursable—–LaRC
The Development of A Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Capable Workforce04/23/1504/23/18Non-Reimbursable$87,836LaRC
Engineering and Test Services Support for Commercial Crew Related Activities09/18/1309/18/18Reimbursable—–LaRC
Annex to Aerospace Hardware Testing, Evaluation, and related engineering services04/06/1704/06/18Reimbursable—–MSFC
Thermal Vacuum Testing of Boeing Power Bolt Nuts hardware for Nano Racks XOFablabs03/22/1703/22/18Reimbursable—–MSFC
Aerospace Hardware Testing, Evaluation, and related engineering services03/22/1703/22/22Reimbursable—–MSFC
Simulated Rain Impact Testing for Evaluation of a Ceramic Material04/12/1704/12/19Reimbursable—–MSFC
To support Boeing space vehicle testing and analyses04/08/1504/08/18Reimbursable—–MSFC
Boeing Weather Encounter Impact Testing09/24/1509/24/17Reimbursable—–MSFC
The Boeing Company for use of Michoud Assembly Facility Demand Services04/26/1209/30/17Reimbursable—–MSFC
Boeing-WSTF-0211/10/1509/15/22Reimbursable—–WSTF

United Launch Alliance

An artist’s concept of Space Launch Complex 41 on launch day showing the Crew Access Tower in place beside a Boeing CST-100 Starliner spacecraft and United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket. (Credit: Boeing)
ULA Space Act Agreements with NASA
TITLE/ PURPOSEEXECUTION DATEEXPIRATION DATEAGREEMENT TYPEESTIMATED DOLLAR VALUECENTER
Reimbursable Umbrella Space Act Agreement between the NASA, Ames Research Center and United Launch Alliance for Wind Tunnel Testing11/23/1511/23/20Reimbursable—–ARC
TDRS Services for Launch Vehicles11/13/1511/13/20Reimbursable—–GSFC
Commercial Space Capabilities Collaboration12/18/1406/30/22Non-Reimbursable$930,055JSC
Fully Reimbursable SAA between United Launch Alliance, LLC and NASA for Use of Center Capabilities09/28/1609/27/21Reimbursable—–KSC
Annex No. 2 for Nonreimbursable SAA Umbrella Agreement between NASA and ULA, LLC for Demonstration of Cryogenic and Secondary Technologies for Launch Vehicles09/13/1609/12/21Non-Reimbursable$2,639,520KSC
Annex No. 1 to Nonreimbursable SAA Umbrella Agreement between NASA and ULA, LLC for Demonstration of Cryogenic and Secondary Technologies for Launch Vehicles01/21/1601/20/21Non-Reimbursable$2,161,402KSC
Nonreimbursable SAA Umbrella Agreement between NASA and ULA, LLC for Demonstration of Cryogenic and Secondary Technologies for Launch Vehicles01/21/1601/20/21Non-Reimbursable—–KSC
Nonreimbursable Umbrella Space Act Agreement between NASA and United Launch Alliance for Launch Complex 39 Studies for Atlas V and Delta IV09/05/1309/05/18Non-Reimbursable—–KSC
SAA between United Launch Alliance and NASA Launch Services Program for Access to and Operational Use of Space Launch Complex 2 (SLC-2) and Delta II Launch Vehicle Government Owned Equipment08/23/1112/31/99Non-Reimbursable—–KSC
ULA V-02, Vulcan Wind Tunnel Test09/01/1609/01/17Reimbursable—–MSFC

Sierra Nevada Corporation

Dream Chaser berthed at space station. (Credit: Sierra Nevada Corporation)
Sierra Nevada Space Act Agreements with NASA
TITLE/ PURPOSEEXECUTION DATEEXPIRATION DATEAGREEMENT TYPEESTIMATED DOLLAR VALUECENTER
Annex to Umbrella Agreement for NASA Dryden Fight Research Center Support of the Dream Chaser Commercial Space System Development09/30/1509/01/19Reimbursable—–AFRC
Umbrella Agreement for NASA Dryden Fight Research Center Support of the Dream Chaser Commercial Space System Development09/09/1109/01/19Reimbursable—–AFRC
Reimbursable Umbrella Space Act Agreement between Sierra Nevada Corporation and NASA Ames Research Center to support Sierra Nevada Commercial Crew Development09/27/1112/31/17Reimbursable—–ARC
Annex 4 to Technical Services Agreement for Space System Design and Test Activities12/23/1312/23/17Reimbursable—–GRC
Technical Services Agreement for Space System Design and Test Activities09/12/1109/30/18Reimbursable—–GRC
NASA-SNC Commercial Crew Development (CCDev) agreement07/08/1407/08/19Reimbursable—–GSFC
Space Act Agreement between NASA and Sierra Nevada Corporation for Commercial Crew Integrated Capability (CCiCap)08/02/1208/01/22Funded$227,500,000KSC
Support development and analysis of vehicle loads09/06/1609/06/17Reimbursable—–LaRC
Engineering Services, Analysis and Testing in support of SNCs Vehicle/Technology Development09/01/1609/01/21Reimbursable—–LaRC

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  • Benny Painter

    Why is Orbital-ATK not on this list?

  • Douglas Messier

    Next story.

  • Steve Ksiazek

    Is there any record of how much NASA has been reimbursed for these “Reimbursable” SAAs ?

  • Andy

    Is there not an CCiCap contract for Boeing or has it already been completed?

  • Hug Doug

    Boeing completed all its CCiCap milestones in 2014