The U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded Raytheon Polar Services, a division of Raytheon Technical Services Company, a one-year extension to its current contract for science, operations and logistics support to the U.S. Antarctic Program. Raytheon is the prime contractor to the U.S. Antarctic Program for the NSF. The extension moves the contract end date to March 31, 2011.
The European Space Agency has awarded Astrum, a subsidiary of EADS, a 105 million Euro contract to build the Sentinel 2-B optical satellite. When complete the Earth observation satellite will join the Sentinel 2-A spacecraft to cover all of the planet's land masses in five-day cycles, sending back data and images for at least 15 years.
The United Kingdom's Ministry of Defence has awarded Thales UK an initial three-year support contract for the Watchkeeper unmanned aerial system program, for which Thales is also the prime system integrator. The agreement is a performance-based Contractor Logistics Support service, requiring the company to provide spares and repairs, technical support and a Watchkeeper training facility.
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SRA International Incorporated, Fairfax, Virginia, has appointed Mark Ginevan as vice president for enterprise information technology and infrastructure programs, and Col. Carl Williamson, USAF (Ret.), as vice president.