Business

February 28, 2014

Raytheon receives $185 million contract modification on JPSS Common Ground System

Raytheon has received a $185 million modification from NASA on its current Joint Polar Satellite System Common Ground System contract, which is intended to increase the capability and capacity of National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s three satellites that support the JPSS mission through 2022.

JPSS is a polar-orbiting environmental satellite system and a collaborative program 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 program’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.

“Our customers’ high consequence missions demand faster data they can trust,” said Lynn Dugle, president of Raytheon Intelligence, Information and Services. “We have been developing these data delivery and information assurance capabilities as part of our commitment to providing common ground stations that can support multiple platforms.”

Raytheon successfully completed the Block 2 Critical Design Review on January 17, confirming readiness to support the JPSS-1 satellite. Block 2 represents a complete architectural and technological refresh of JPSS CGS and a significant step in supporting the next generation of the program.

JPSS CGS supports multiple systems and provides data acquisition and global data routing for the Department of Defense’s Defense Meteorological Satellite Program, the European Organization for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites’ Meteorological Operational Satellite, the Japanese Space Exploration Agency’s Global Change Observation Mission, the National Science Foundation and NASA’s Space Communications and Navigation through cooperation agreements between NOAA and these partner agencies.

“JPSS CGS provides unprecedented global observation capability, and with this contract modification, we remain committed to the JPSS enterprise and mission,” said Bill Sullivan, Raytheon’s program director for JPSS CGS. “Leveraging a common, multi-mission ground system across national and international agencies is the most efficient and cost effective way to enhance operational weather data and improve global environmental observational capabilities.”




All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

 
boeing-avianco

Boeing, Avianca celebrate delivery of airline’s first 787 Dreamliner

Boeing and Avianca have celebrated the delivery of the first 787 Dreamliner for the Latin American carrier, helping the airline stay at the forefront of technology in the region. “The addition of the first Boeing 787-8 to...
 
 
boeing-boc-737

Boeing, BOC Aviation finalize order for two additional 737-800s

Boeing and BOC Aviation have finalized an order for two additional 737-800s, valued at $186 million at current list prices. The order is a part of the Singapore-based leasing company’s effort to grow its portfolio of fuel...
 
 

Northrop Grumman names chief compliance officer

Northrop Grumman has named Carl Hahn vice president, chief compliance officer, effective Jan. 15, 2015. Hahn is succeeding Judy Perry Martinez, who will be retiring, and will report to Sheila C. Cheston, corporate vice president and general counsel. “Carl brings to his role at Northrop Grumman a tremendous breadth of experience in global compliance, investigations...
 

 

GPS modernization advances as eighth Boeing GPS IIF becomes sctive

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. ñ The eighth Boeing Global Positioning System IIF satellite has completed on-orbit checkout and joined the active 31-satellite constellation, helping the U.S. Air Force continue modernizing the network that millions of people worldwide use. The Air Force and Boeing have now put four GPS-IIF satellites into service this year, adding to the...
 
 
GPS-OCX

GPS III, OCX successfully demonstrate key satellite command, control capabilities

Lockheed Martin and Raytheon successfully completed the fourth of five planned launch and early orbit exercises to demonstrate new automation capabilities, information assurance and launch readiness of the worldís most powerfu...
 
 

Aerojet Rocketdyne successfully demonstrates 3D printed rocket propulsion system for satellites

Aerojet Rocketdyne has successfully completed a hot-fire test of its MPS-120 CubeSat High-Impulse Adaptable Modular Propulsion System. The MPS-120 is the first 3D-printed hydrazine integrated propulsion system and is designed to provide propulsion for CubeSats, enabling missions not previously available to these tiny satellites. The project was funded out of the NASA Office of Chief...
 




0 Comments


Be the first to comment!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>