J.P. Donovan Construction selected for NASA’s mobile launcher project

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Rockledge, Fla.-based J.P. Donovan Construction Inc. won a NASA contract to modify the mobile launcher designed to enable the agency’s Space Launch System (SLS) heavy-lift rocket to send humans to an asteroid, Mars and other new destinations in the solar system.

The work under this firm fixed-price $20.7 million contract will begin in June and be completed in 18 months.

The mobile launcher is located at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

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SLS’ first launch–a flight test to send an Orion spacecraft into lunar orbit without a crew–is scheduled for 2017.

Midwest Steel Inc. will be a major subcontractor to J.P. Donovan Construction.

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