SP-4011 Skylab: A Chronology

 

[412-413] APPENDIX 8

SKYLAB CONTRACTORS, RESPONSIBILITIES, AND COSTS

(Partial List)

 

[From U.S. Congress, Senate, Committee on Aeronautical and Space Sciences, Skylab: Hearing on Skylab Mission, 93rd Cong., 1st sess., 23 May 1973]

 

Major Skylab Contractors  

Contractor

Responsibility
Contract Amount
(millions)

JSC

Rockwell International

Command and service module

$354.3

General Electric

Automatic checkout equipment reliability and quality assurance system engineering

29.7

Martin Marietta

Payload and experiments integration and spacecraft support

105.4

The Garrett Corp

Portable astronaut life support assembly

11.9

International Latex

Space Suits

16.9

ITEK

S190-Multispectral photo facility

2.7

Black Engineering

S191-Infrared spectrometer

2.0

Cutler Hammer Airborne Instrument Lab

S194-L band radiometer

1.5

General Electric

S193-Microwave radiometer/scatterometer

11.3

Honeywell

S192-10 band multispectral scanner

10.8

HQ

Martin Marietta.

Program support

11.1

MSFC

General Electric

Electrical support equipment and logistics support

25.0

McDonnell Douglas

S-IVB stage

25.7

Martin Marietta

Payload integration and multiple docking adapter assembly

215.5

Rockwell International (Rocketdyne Division)

Saturn engine support-Saturn V and Saturn IB

10.3

IBM

Apollo telescope mount digital computer and associated items

29.2

Chrysler

S-IB stage

30.0

S-IB systems and integration

7.0

McDonnell Douglas, Huntington Beach

Orbital Workshop

383.3

McDonnell Douglas, St. Louis

Airlock

267.7

General Electric

Launch vehicle ground support equipment

12.6

IBM

Instrument unit

30.7

Boeing

S-IC stage

0.9

System engineering and integration

7.4

American Science and Engineering

X-ray spectrographic telescope-S-054

8.3

High Altitude Observatory

White light coronagraph-S052

14.7

Harvard

UV spectrometer-S055

34.6

Naval Research Laboratory

UV spectrograph/heliograph

40.9

Goddard Space Flight Center.

Dual X-ray telescope

2.5

KSC

Chrysler

S-IB launch operations support

23.2

Boeing

Saturn V launch vehicle and launch complex 39, launch operations

14.4

Rockwell International

Command and service module support

17.5

McDonnell Douglas

S-IVB launch services

58.9

IBM

Instrument unit, launch services

12.3

Delco Electronics

Navigation and guidance launch operations

0.9

Martin Marietta

Multiple docking adapter support

7.2

Major Skylab Subcontractors

JSC

Aerojet General

CSM service propulsion system (SPS) rocket engines

$3.1

AiResearch

CSM environmental control systems (ECS)

5.6

Aeronca Inc.

CSM honeycomb panels

1.5

AVCO

Command module heat shields

2.5

Beech Aircraft

CSM cryogenic gas storage system

4.0

Collins Radio

CSM communications and data systems

4.7

Honeywell

CSM stabilization and control systems

3.1

Marquardt

Service module reaction control system (RCS) engines.

1.1

Northrop

Command module Earth landing system

0.8

Pratt & Whitney Aircraft

CSM fuel cell powerplants

3.2

Bell Aerospace

RCS propellant storage tanks

3.4

Simmonds Precision Products

Propellant utilization gauging system

1.3

MSFC

TRW Solar array system

Solar array system

23.7

Fairchild Hiller

Habitability support system

19.0

Hamilton Standard Division of United Aircraft

Centrifugal urine separators

9.6

Hycom Manufacturing

Orbital workshop viewing window

0.9

AiResearch

Molecular sieve

4.7


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