Assurance Technology Corp. Gains $101.7 Million NASA Pact
NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration gave Assurance Technology Corp. a $101.7 million dollar contract in the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellites (GOES-R) program, NASA announced.
The contract is for the Space Environment In-Situ Suite (SEISS), which will provide data for monitoring space environments as an instrument on the next generation of GOES.
Once launched, the SEISS suite will be used primarily by NOAA’s Space Environment Center in Boulder, Colo. The center provides real-time monitoring, forecasting and warnings of solar and geophysical events and disturbances.
The contractor will provide the SEISS suite of instruments and post-delivery support for the GOES-R series of weather satellites.
The suite consists of three particle sensors: a magnetospheric particle sensor; a solar and galactic proton sensor; and an energetic heavy ion sensor.