The NASA award of a $3.4-billion Consolidated Space Operations Contract to a Lockheed Martin team is paving the way for significant cost reductions at five major facilities and a radical shift at the agency from traditional to commercial business practices. Under terms of the Consolidated Space Operations Contract (CSOC), Lockheed Martin Space Operations Co. will be responsible for management of NASA's data collection, telemetry and communications operations, as well as activities ...


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