DCMA lands moon mission role


Synergy Achieving Operations & Maintenance Contract (SACOM)

12.2.2021 – New Orleans, LA. The first Artemis rocket stage is guided toward NASA’s Pegasus barge Jan. 8 ahead of its forthcoming journey to NASA’s Stennis Space Center near Bay St. Louis, Mississippi. Teams rolled out, or moved, the completed core stage for NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) rocket from NASA’s Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans to the barge in preparation for the core stage Green Run test series. Pegasus, which was modified to ferry SLS rocket hardware, will transport the core stage more than 40 miles from Michoud to Stennis for the comprehensive core stage Green Run test series. Green Run, named for its testing of new, or green, hardware progressively, is the final test campaign ahead of the first Artemis launch. (Courtesy photo: Defense Contract Management Agency)

Synergy Achieving Operations & Maintenance Contract (SACOM)

The Amentum-led JV, S3, delivers consolidated facility operations and sustainment solutions, test operations, and manufacturing support services for institutional and technical facilities located at Stennis Space Center (SSC), MS and Michoud Assembly Facility (MAF), LA.

Amentum’s S3 JV provides complete base operations, assembly and test support including managing the cryogenics, high pressure water, and special utilities required for space center support. Additional solutions delivered include engineering services (base and test), operations and maintenance, test support, logistics, program management, construction and construction management services, custodial services, cafeteria services, medical clinics, marine operations, environmental and fire protection Services, and grounds maintenance.

S3 also manages a 43-acre facility at MAF which supports aerospace manufacturing for NASA prime contractors.

Project Highlights:

  1. Successfully supported the fabrication of the Space Launch System (SLS) vehicle’s Core Stage and Exploratory Upper Stage (EUS) at Michoud Assembly Facility (MAF)
  2. Reconfigured the B2 Test Stand at Stennis and supported the successful Green Run Test of SLS Core Stage 1 at Stennis Space Center (SSC)
  3. Supported testing of the RS 25 engine program at A1 Test Stand at SSC
  4. Delivered maritime services to NASA to transport space flight hardware to Kennedy Space Center (KSC) from MAF including the delivery of Core Stage 1 to KSC
  5. Supported commercial space flight companies testing new generation engines and components at SSC’s E Complex
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