United Space Alliance (USA)
United Space Alliance (USA) was formed in 1995 as a limited liability company as a joint venture between Rockwell International and Lockheed Martin in response to NASA's desire to consolidate many Space Shuttle program contracts to one prime contractor. USA signed the Space Flight Operations Contract with NASA in September 1996 to become the single prime contractor that NASA was seeking. USA supported the contract for 10 years through September 2006, and then with NASA agreed the Space Program Operations Contract (SPOC).
USA's major activities are the operation and processing of the Space Shuttle Fleet (now concluded) and the International Space Station (ISS), as defined by SPOC.
Related entry United Launch Alliance
Related category AEROSPACE AND RELATED COMPANIES
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