NASA Awards Demonstration Trash Compacting System for ISS (Image Credit: Parabolic Arc)
WASHINGTON (NASA PR) — NASA has awarded a contract to Sierra Nevada Corporation of Madison, Wisconsin, to develop and demonstrate a microgravity-compactible Trash Compaction and Processing System (TCPS) Phase B, for the International Space Station (ISS).
This contract provides firm-fixed-price core requirements and indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity, firm-fixed-price task orders, along with additional option periods.
If all options are exercised, the total potential contract value is $13,775,324. The period of performance is from Sept. 1, 2022, through Aug. 31, 2027, and it includes four option periods.
The contractor will develop and demonstrate a microgravity-compactible processing system, including processing of trash, heat transfer, fluid flow, liquid/vapor condensation, phase separation, and effluent processing and management, as well as implementation of a detailed Concept of Operations and crew trash handling/interaction with the TCPS aboard the ISS. Reliability and maintainability, ISS interface requirements, and safety will be addressed as the TCPS unit is launched to ISS for a technology demonstration.
The work will be performed at the contractor’s facility in Madison, Wisconsin.
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