Raytheon Awarded Joint Polar Satellite System ContractsOctober 4, 2010 at 8:25 am | Posted in Remote Sensing Law Current Events | Leave a comment
by Sara M. Langston with the blog faculty
Aurora, Colo. – Raytheon Company was awarded two contracts with a combined potential value of more than $1.7 billion over the next eight years by NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center.
These contracts, replacing previous government contracts worth approximately $1.4 billion, were awarded by NASA on behalf of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration for the Joint Polar Satellite System, successor to the National Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System program.
JPSS includes satellites and sensors supporting next-generation civil weather and climate measurements. The program was created earlier this year when the U.S. government restructured NPOESS into a civilian portion, JPSS, and a defense portion, the Defense Weather Satellite System (DWSS)…more