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KBRwyle to Shape Commercialization of Low-Earth Orbit with NASA Contract


HOUSTON, Sept. 17, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- KBR, Inc. (NYSE: KBR) announced today that its global government services business, KBRwyle, has been awarded a contract to study the future of commercial enterprise in low-Earth orbit (LEO), including long-range opportunities for the International Space Station (ISS). NASA selected KBRwyle as one of thirteen contract awardees.

KBRwyle will assess the potential growth of a LEO market and how to offer affordable access to LEO. It will also analyze how to foster demand for commercial and government use of LEO platforms and capabilities. KBRwyle will study specific industry concepts like the viability of habitable platforms including the space station and separate free-flying structures.

KBRwyle will also provide NASA with recommendations on the role of the government and the space station in developing and growing a commercial economy in LEO.

According to NASA, the findings from these studies will help it, the administration and Congress develop a strategic approach to growing opportunities for American industry. The application of these results will expand access to LEO and stimulate a vibrant and competitive industrial base for continued U.S. leadership in space.

"KBRwyle has been at the forefront of U.S. space exploration for the last 50 years," said Byron Bright, President, KBR Government Services U.S. "We look forward to applying our expertise to these studies, working to profoundly impact the future of space exploration and shape tomorrow's space economy."

KBRwyle has worked with every U.S. astronaut since 1968 and has provided critical support to the ISS during design, construction and almost 18 years of continuous crewed operations. It operates at eleven NASA centers and facilities and supports work in the areas of space technology, aeronautics, science, and human exploration and operations. KBRwyle is a leading space industry services provider supporting the civil, military and commercial space segments.

Estimated revenue associated with this contract award will be booked into the backlog of unfilled orders for KBR's Government Services business segment.

About KBR, Inc.
KBR is a global provider of differentiated professional services and technologies across the asset and program life cycle within the Government Services and Hydrocarbons sectors. KBR employs approximately 34,000 people worldwide (including our joint ventures), with customers in more than 75 countries, and operations in 40 countries, across three synergistic global businesses:

  • Government Services, serving government customers globally, including capabilities that cover the full life-cycle of defense, space, aviation and other government programs and missions from research and development, through systems engineering, test and evaluation, program management, to operations, maintenance, and field logistics
  • Technology, including proprietary technology focused on the monetization of hydrocarbons (especially natural gas and natural gas liquids) in ethylene and petrochemicals; ammonia, nitric acid and fertilizers; oil refining and gasification
  • Hydrocarbons Services, including onshore oil and gas; LNG (liquefaction and regasification)/GTL; oil refining; petrochemicals; chemicals; fertilizers; differentiated EPC; maintenance services (Brown & Root Industrial Services); offshore oil and gas (shallow-water, deep-water, subsea); floating solutions (FPU, FPSO, FLNG & FSRU); program management and consulting services

KBR is proud to work with its customers across the globe to provide technology, value-added services, integrated EPC delivery and long term operations and maintenance services to ensure consistent delivery with predictable results. At KBR, We Deliver.

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