Boeing responsibilities under the CAPPS contract include:
- Receiving and processing payloads.
- Preparing mission cargo.
- Testing for launch vehicle compatibility.
- Extracting payloads at mission end.
- Operating and maintaining associated facilities and ground systems.
Boeing has prepared more than 2 million pounds of payloads for flight, launched on both space shuttle and expendable launch vehicle missions. Boeing crews and teammates have managed payloads on every space shuttle mission, a legacy that began with the Columbia's maiden flight in April 1981.
For more information, read the Checkout, Assembly & Payload Processing Services (CAPPS) (PDF) overview.
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