Peraton Awarded $330.3M Contract IV to Support NASA Sounding Rocket Operations

  • This is a continuation of work as part of the company’s longstanding relationship with NASA
  • NSROC IV is an enabler for all rocket manufacturing, assembly, test, and operations
  • The company will support multiple NASA locations around the globe

Sep 14, 2023

Peraton has won a competitive award to support the NASA Sounding Rocket Operations Contract IV (NSROC IV) worth up to $330.3 million over a five-year period of performance. Sounding rockets are multi-stage solid propellant rockets used for probing the upper atmospheric regions as part of the nation’s space research and experimentation efforts. The annual suborbital missions flown by the program provide researchers with unparalleled opportunities to build, test, and fly new concepts that support NASA’s strategic vision.

This is a continuation of support as Peraton has an enduring relationship with NASA missions, including the Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) and Wallops Flight Facility (WFF). Peraton will design, manufacture, integrate, test and conduct mission launch operations for a wide range of highly complex suborbital payloads and launch vehicles for NASA’s Sounding Rockets Program Office.

The work will be performed at Wallops and White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico; remote launch sites including Poker Flat Research Range in Fairbanks, Alaska, and Andoya Space Center with sites in Andenes and Svalbard, Norway; and mobile launch sites including Reagan Test Site in the Kwajalein Atoll and Equatorial Launch Australia in Nhulunbuy, Australia.

“NSROC IV will continue to be the flagship program of Peraton’s suborbital rocket capabilities that also includes adjacent missions for the DoD and military services,” said Roger Mason, Ph.D., president, Space & Intelligence sector. “We’re honored to be a trusted enabler for these key missions and look forward to continuing our longstanding partnership with NASA and the Princess Anne region.”

What are sounding rockets and how do they play a critical role in our nation’s space program? Peraton Test Engineer, Nate Wroblewski, gives us an inside look from the NASA Wallops Flight Facility at Wallops Island, Virginia.


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