KinetX Aerospace — Providing Visionary, Highly Prized Engineering in Support of Space- and Earth-Based Endeavors



Published 14 July 2011 Press Release: KinetX, Inc. KinetX, Inc. of Tempe Arizona is Selected to be a Prime Contractor for the Department of the Navy; Naval Sea Systems Command SeaPort-e Rolling Admissions Solicitation #N00178-11-R-4000 On Tuesday, June 28, 2011, KinetX, Inc., a Tempe, Arizona based aerospace engineering company of 60 people, was notified by the US Navy that they were selected to be a Prime Contractor for the Department of the Navy, Naval Sea Systems Command SeaPort-e Rolling Admissions solicitation #N00178-11-R-4000; this contracting vehicle is often referred to as SeaPort or SeaPort-e. SeaPort-e provides an efficient and effective means of contracting for professional support services and enhancing small business participation.  The SeaPort-e contractual vehicle provides a mechanism for KinetX to bid on appropriate work, negotiate the scope, and begin work without having to incur the costs of a full solicitation each time, thus decreasing the time to market and the time to cash flow, as well as saving the government considerable money.  KinetX was among over 300-small businesses that were selected as Prime Contractors for this opportunity.  SeaPort-e is an Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) task order contract valued at $37 billion.

There are 22 areas that this Multiple Award Contract (MAC) includes:

  1. Research and Development Support
  2. Engineering, System Engineering and Process Engineering Support
  3. Modeling, Simulation, Stimulation, and Analysis Support
  4. Prototyping, Pre-Production, Model-Making, and Fabrication Support
  5. System Design Documentation and Technical Data Support
  6. Software Engineering, Development, Programming, and Network Support
  7. Reliability, Maintainability, and Availability (RM&A) Support
  8. Human Factors, Performance, and Usability Engineering Support
  9. System Safety Engineering Support
  10. Configuration Management (CM) Support
  11. Quality Assurance (QA) Support
  12. Information System (IS) Development, Information Assurance (IA) and Information Technology (IT) Support
  13. Inactivation and Disposal Support
  14. Interoperability, Test and Evaluation, Trials Support
  15. Measurement Facilities, Range, and Instrumentation Support
  16. Logistics Support
  17. Supply and Provisioning Support
  18. Training Support
  19. In-Service Engineering, Fleet Introduction, Installation and Checkout Support
  20. Program Support
  21. Functional and Administration Support
  22. Public Affairs and Multimedia Support
KinetX, Inc. is the first commercial entity to provide spacecraft navigation services for NASA interplanetary missions and is currently providing similar mission design and navigation services for three NASA missions: the MESSENGER mission that is currently orbiting the planet Mercury, the New Horizons mission that is on its way to fly by Pluto in 2015, and the newly selected OSIRIS-REx asteroid sample return mission that will launch in 2016.  KinetX also played a key role in the design and implantation of the Iridium Communication Satellite Network.  For more information visit

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