NASA Space Act Agreements with Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman and More

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 Lockheed Martin, Northrup Grumman, Space Systems Loral, Google and Teledyne.

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.)

LOCKHEED MARTIN

The LEMNOS project will provide laser communications services to NASA’s Orion vehicle, show in this artist concept. (Credit: NASA)
Develop Cost Estimate of Proposed Tests04/24/1704/24/22Reimbursable—–AFRC
Testing Support of Lockheed Martin Test Articles04/24/1704/24/22Reimbursable—–AFRC
Annex Seven to the Reimbursable Umbrella Space Act Agreement between Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company and NASA Ames Research Center for Wind Tunnel Testing05/17/1705/17/18Reimbursable—–ARC
Annex Five to the Reimbursable Umbrella Space Act Agreement between Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company and NASA Ames Research Center for Wind Tunnel Testing12/22/1611/30/17Reimbursable—–ARC
Reimbursable Space Act Agreement with Lockheed Martin Corporation Missiles and Fire Control for Wind Tunnel Testing10/12/1610/12/17Reimbursable—–ARC
Nonreimbursable Space Act Agreement between Lockheed Martin Corporation – Information Systems and Global Solutions and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Ames Research Center for Unmanned Aerial Systems Traffic Management07/14/1507/14/20Non-Reimbursable$97,506ARC
Annex One to Reimbursable Space Act Agreement between Lockheed Martin Corporation and NASA Ames Research Center for Advanced Thermal Protection Systems (TPS) Testing10/17/1110/17/18Reimbursable—–ARC
Reimbursable Umbrella Space Act Agreement between Lockheed Martin Corporation and NASA Ames Research Center for Advanced Thermal Protection Systems (TPS) Testing10/17/1110/17/19Reimbursable—–ARC
Reimbursable Umbrella Space Act Agreement between Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company and NASA Ames Research Center for Wind Tunnel Testing07/12/1107/12/21Reimbursable—–ARC
Lockheed Martin Space Systems Technical Activities – Umbrella Agreement03/19/1503/19/20Reimbursable—–GRC
Loan of vision navigation sensor (vns) for demonstrating relative navigation concepts02/06/1402/05/19Non-Reimbursable—–GSFC
Long Wave Infrared Detector Material Development12/19/1612/19/17Reimbursable—–JPL
NASA RPL Cockpit Prototyping of LM Civil Space Advanced Technologies Crew Station Concepts04/29/1604/29/19Reimbursable—–JSC
Strategic Alliance for Education and Public Outreach Activities03/04/1303/04/18Non-Reimbursable—–JSC
Annex No. 3 between Lockheed Martin Corporation D/B/A Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company and The National Aeronautics and Space Administration John F. Kennedy Space Center or Mobile User Objective System 3 (MUOS-3) launch12/22/1412/22/19Reimbursable—–KSC
Fully Reimbursable Umbrella Space Act Agreement between Lockheed Martin Corporation d/b/a Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company and NASA KSC for Guest and Media Support Services07/11/1307/11/18Reimbursable—–KSC
Innovative Manufactured Hardware Tests at Mach 5 Simulated Flight Conditions03/27/1709/30/17Reimbursable—–LaRC
Investigation of Advanced Processing of Metallic Materials.04/07/1611/30/17Reimbursable—–LaRC
Investigating Advanced Manufacturing Methods of Polymeric and Composite Components07/30/1507/30/17Reimbursable—–LaRC
Innovative Fabrication Methods and Advanced Metallic Alloy Testing for Aerospace Structures08/22/1308/22/18Reimbursable—–LaRC
Annex No. 12 to SAA8-1314080 to Advanced Launch Vehicle and Spacecraft Systems Support01/25/1701/25/18Reimbursable—–MSFC
Annex No. 11 to SAA8-1314080 to Advanced Launch Vehicle and Spacecraft Systems Support07/21/1603/06/18Reimbursable—–MSFC
Annex to Lockheed Martin Corporation Orion Project10/01/1510/01/20Reimbursable—–MSFC
Annex No. 10 to SAA8-1314080 to Advanced Launch Vehicle and Spacecraft Systems Support09/16/1509/16/17Reimbursable—–MSFC
Lockheed Martin Corporation Annex 310/01/1510/01/20Reimbursable—–MSFC
Lockheed Martin Corporation Annex 210/01/1510/01/20Reimbursable—–MSFC
Lockheed Martin Corporation Orion Project10/01/1510/01/20Reimbursable—–MSFC
Advanced Launch Vehicle and Spacecraft Systems Support03/06/1303/06/18Reimbursable—–MSFC
Lockheed Martin Corporation Commercial Occupancy01/11/1301/11/18Reimbursable—–MSFC
Lockheed Martin Corporation Demand Services01/11/1301/11/18Reimbursable—–MSFC
Domestic Reimbursable Space Act Agreement (With Amendments) Between NASA SSC and Lockheed Martin Corporation for Its Division, Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company Concerning Support to the Propulsion, Thermal, and Metrology Center01/30/0101/30/21Reimbursable—–SSC
Radar Testing for Project Mobile Eye03/01/1703/01/18Reimbursable—–WFF

NORTHROP GRUMMAN

Global Hawk (Credit: Northrop Grumman)
Development and Testing of the Global Hawk Family of Unmanned Aircraft System11/15/1311/15/18Reimbursable—–AFRC
SAA with Northrup Grumman for Operation of Global Hawks04/30/0805/01/18Reimbursable—–AFRC
Reimbursable Space Act Agreement between the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Ames Research Center and Northrop Grumman Corporation for TUFROC Fabrication and Testing12/14/1612/14/19Reimbursable—–ARC
Annex Six to the Reimbursable Umbrella Space Act Agreement between Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation and NASA Ames Research Center for Wind Tunnel Testing08/30/1608/30/17Reimbursable—–ARC
Reimbursable Umbrella Space Act Agreement between Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation and NASA Ames Research Center for Wind Tunnel Testing09/27/1009/26/19Reimbursable—–ARC
Cryogenic Thermal Cycling Test with Northrop Grumman Systems, Corp. (STTA)02/01/1602/01/18Reimbursable—–GRC
NGSC Nozzle Testing10/20/1109/30/18Reimbursable—–GRC
MTHP modification for NGSC upper tropospheric measurements06/06/1704/06/18Reimbursable—–JPL
Development of Specialty Polymers01/18/1711/25/17Reimbursable—–JPL
New Reciprocal Quantum Logic Devices for Cold Logic Program11/30/1511/29/17Reimbursable—–JPL
Battlefield Airborne Communications Node (BACN) Joint Urgent Operational Need (JUON) Program12/17/1512/17/17Reimbursable—–JSC
Communications technology demonstrations12/17/1512/17/20Reimbursable—–JSC
U.S. Government-Related Aerospace Technology Development05/05/1505/05/20Reimbursable—–LaRC
Composite shell structures02/25/1502/25/18Non-Reimbursable$722,691LaRC
Radiation Exposures of Materials for Radiation Shielding Research12/20/1612/20/18Reimbursable—–MSFC

SPACE SYSTEMS LORAL

Spacecraft concept using ROSA, the roll out solar array.(Credit: Space Systems Loral)
Nonreimbursable Space Act Agreement between the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Ames Research Center and Space Systems/Loral LLC for Dragonfly: In-Space Robotic Manufacturing, Assembly, and Reconfiguration of Large Solid Reflector Assembly System07/13/1607/13/18Non-Reimbursable$40,000ARC
Annex One to the Nonreimbursable Space Act Agreement between The National Aeronautics And Space Administration, Ames Research Center and Space Systems/Loral, LLC for Autonomous Systems and Robotics12/24/1312/24/17Non-Reimbursable—–ARC
Nonreimbursable Space Act Agreement between The National Aeronautics And Space Administration, Ames Research Center and Space Systems/Loral LLC for Robotic and Spacecraft Technology Research12/24/1312/24/18Non-Reimbursable—–ARC
Millimeter Wave Propagation Measurements07/10/1207/10/17Non-Reimbursable—–GRC
Annex 9 to Space Environmental Effects Testing Umbrella05/31/1704/17/19Reimbursable—–MSFC
Annex 7 to Space Environmental Effects Testing Umbrella07/14/1607/14/18Reimbursable—–MSFC
Annex 6 to Space Environmental Effects Testing Umbrella12/21/1512/21/17Reimbursable—–MSFC
annex 5 to Space Environmental Effects Testing Umbrella for Loral01/20/1601/20/18Reimbursable—–MSFC
Space Environmental Effects Testing Umbrella04/18/1404/18/19Reimbursable—–MSFC

GOOGLE

Nonreimbursable Space Act Agreement between the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Ames Research Center and Google, Inc. for Collaboration related to Autonomous Vehicle Operations Concepts and Technologies to Enable New Capabilities in Air Transportation06/27/1406/27/19Non-Reimbursable$453,843ARC
Nonreimbursable Space Act Agreement among Google, Inc. and Universities Research Association and The National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Ames Research Center for Collaboration to Analyze the Benefits of New Artificial Intelligence Algorithms Designed to Run on Hybrid Quantum-Classical Computer11/13/1211/13/17Non-Reimbursable—–ARC
Google Education and Public Engagement Umbrella09/15/1609/14/21Non-Reimbursable$100,000HQ
Google Education and Public Engagement Umbrella09/15/1609/14/21Non-Reimbursable—–HQ
Trailmix – Visual SLAM Development07/18/1309/24/17Reimbursable—–JPL

TELEDYNE

AMPS Fuel Cells Risk Reduction Testing for SLS Exploration Upper Stage with Teledyne Energy Systems, Inc.09/28/1609/28/18Non-Reimbursable$62,585GRC
Development of Terrestrial Stirling Power Unit08/25/1608/25/18Reimbursable—–GRC
Use of integrated, compact balance-of-plant in air independent fuel cell power systems04/04/1604/04/19Non-Reimbursable$14,171JSC
LVSA Annex No. 1 for FU1 SOFI08/02/1608/02/18Reimbursable—–MSFC
Launch Vehicle Stage Adapter Manufacturing Support08/02/1608/01/21Reimbursable—–MSFC
LVSA Annex No. 5 for FU1 Production Welding10/30/1510/30/17Reimbursable—–MSFC
LVSA Annex No. 4 for STA Welding07/23/1507/23/17Reimbursable—–MSFC
TBE MUSES Environmental Testing11/06/1411/06/19Reimbursable—–MSFC
LVSA Certification and Confidence Panels (Vertical Weld Tool) and AFT Ring STA03/19/1503/19/18Reimbursable—–MSFC
Testing and Manufacturing Support for Space Systems Technology07/21/1407/21/19Reimbursable—–MSFC