NASA Selects Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) Mission Lithium-Ion Battery Contractor

NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., has selected ABSL Space Products in Longmont, Colo. to provide the Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) Lithium-Ion Battery. The total value of this fixed price contract is $6,200,034 including options.

The contractor shall provide the design, development, fabrication, testing and delivery of the GPM Lithium-Ion Battery assembly. The contract has an option for additional spare flight batteries. The period of performance of this contract is 18 months and the work will be performed at the Contractor’s facility.

The GPM mission is a joint mission between NASA and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA). The GPM observatory is scheduled to launch in 2013 from Tanegashima Space Center, Japan, by a JAXA H-IIA expendable launch vehicle.