Orbital Sciences wins $95M Navy research deal

Company will design and test spacecraft and airborne system prototypes

Orbital Sciences Corp. will provide a wide range of services to support the development of spacecraft and airborne system prototypes under a Navy contract with a potential value of $95 million.

Under the contract, Orbital Sciences will furnish research and analysis, design and development, and test and demonstration services for prototypes of spacecraft and airborne systems and subsystems, the Defense Department said April 27.

The company will perform these tasks in Washington., D.C., and Greenbelt, Md. The Naval Research Laboratory is the contracting activity.

Orbital Sciences, of Dulles, Va., ranks No. 83 on Washington Technology’s 2009 Top 100 list of the largest federal government prime contractors.

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William Welsh is a freelance writer covering IT and defense technology.

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