RIYADH: Lockheed Martin, the US-based aerospace company has confirmed it is one of three partners awarded a $160 million contract by NASA.
As per the contract, the company is to design NASA’s Starlab commercial space station as part of the US agency’s Commercial Low-Earth Orbit Development program, Cobb County Courier reported.
The company will be working on the Starlab project along with Nanoracks and Voyager Space.
“Starlab is the confluence of Lockheed Martin’s rich space expertise and history, Nanoracks’ innovation, and Voyager’s financial savvy,” said Lisa Callahan, vice president and general manager at Lockheed Martin.
“This team is equipped to aid NASA on its mission to expand access to LEO and to enable a transformative commercial space economy,” she added.
Last month, the company appointed Robert Lightfoot as the new executive vice president of the Space business area as of Jan.1 2022.