US: Raytheon Company has received a $185 million modification from NASA on its current Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS) Common Ground System (CGS) contract, which is intended to increase the capability and capacity of National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) three satellites that support the JPSS mission through 2022.
JPSS is a polar-orbiting environmental satellite system and a collaborative programme between NOAA and its acquisition agent NASA. The system tracks storms and weather events and provides images that can show changes in the earth's environment over time. Raytheon is the provider of the ground station acquiring the operational and scientific data from the programme's satellites.
The current JPSS CGS contract is valued at $1.7 billion, and this new modification adds key capabilities, including improved operational and data availability, faster data delivery, automated mission management and information assurance.
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