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Contract awarded for construction of new Mission Launch Command Center at Wallops

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Posted at 1:37 PM, Aug 28, 2015
and last updated 2015-08-28 13:37:25-04

Wallops Island, Va. – A $5.6 million contract was awarded to a Maryland company Friday for the construction of a new Mission Launch Command Center at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility.

(NASA)

(NASA)

The 14,174 square-foot facility will serve as the hub interfacing with and controlling rockets, their payloads and associated launch pad support systems during flight operations at Wallops, according to a NASA release.

“The Wallops launch range mission set has seen steady growth, transformation and diversification over the years,” said Bill Wrobel, Wallops Flight Facility director. “This new MLCC is a critical modernization project that will meet the needs of our operations today and take us well into the future.”

Harkins Contracting Inc. of Salisbury, Maryland will build the single-story structure on the main base of Wallops. It will replace the current launch command center currently in use that was designed in the 1950s.