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NationalAeronauticsand SpaceAdminislration

Lyndon B, JohnsonSpaceCenter Houston,Texas77058 AC713 483-51ti

Terry White

For Release:

RELEASE NO:

78-01

January 6,

1978

NASA AWARDS SHUTTLE RADIO CONTRACT TO RCA

The NASA Johnson Space Center has awarded a fixed-price-

incentive contract to RCA Corporation Government Communications Systems,

Camden, New Jersey, for development and manufacture of the Space Shuttle

extravehicular

activityair

traffic

control

(EVAATC)

communications

system.

RCA will design, develop, manufacture, certify, test and

deliver

flight-qualified

EVAATC

tranceivers

for

Shuttle

Orbiters

for

radio communications during "space walks" and during landing approaches

after

reentry

from

orbit.

One

version

of

the

tranceiver

will

be

mounted

on Orbiter spacesuits.

The basic contract has a target value of $8,645,000, with an

option for additional tranceivers in excess of one million dollars to

be exercised.

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