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John Hopkins Lab Awarded Weather Satellite Contract

December 26, 2012
George I. Seffers

The John Hopkins University-Applied Physics Laboratory, Laurel, Md., is being awarded a $9,403,639 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for support to the Weather Satellite Follow-on Broad Agency Announcement. The contracting activity is Space and Missile Systems Center, Los Angeles Air Force Base, Calif.

NASA Awards $248 Million Contract for Joint Polar Satellite System Spacecraft

September 24, 2010
By George Seffers

NASA, on behalf of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, recently awarded a $248 million sole-source contract for the Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS-1) spacecraft to Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corporation, Boulder, Colorado. Ball will design, build and test the spacecraft; integrate government-furnished instruments; integrate the satellite with the launch vehicle; and support launch operations and on-orbit checkout. The spacecraft is a clone of the National Polar-orbiting Operational Environment Satellite System Preparatory Project. JPSS-1 is expected to be ready for launch in 2014. The system includes the satellites and sensors supporting civil weather and climate measurements and a shared ground infrastructure with the Department of Defense weather satellite system.

NASA Selects AeroTech to Quantify Benefits of Advanced Weather Avoidance Systems

August 4, 2010
By George Seffers

AeroTech Research Inc., has been awarded a NASA Small Business Innovative Research contract to develop a software toolset that quantifies the beneficial effects of equipping aircraft with improved weather avoidance technologies.  The Advanced Weather Avoidance Requirements Evaluation software will allow airlines and avionics manufacturers to quantify costs and benefits of implementing technologies that reduce the impact that severe weather can have on aircraft operations.

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