Air Force Adding Microwave Imaging Capabilities for Low Earth Orbit Satellite

November 14, 2017

Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corporation, Boulder, Colorado, has been awarded a $93,713,423 firm-fixed-price contract for weather system follow-on microwave and will provide for system design and risk reduction of a low earth orbit satellite with a passive microwave imaging radiometer instrument and hosted government furnished energetic charged particles sensor.  Work will be performed in Boulder, Colorado, with an expected completion date of November 15, 2019. Fiscal 2017 research, development, test, and evaluation funds in the amount of $45,843,000 will be obligated at time of award. This contract was a competitive acquisition and two offers were received. Space and Missile Systems Center, Los Angeles Air Force Base, California, is the contracting activity (FA8810-18-C-0002).

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