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NASA Awards Suomi NPP Engineering Services Contract to Ball Aerospace

By | February 15, 2017
      Artist rendition of Suomi NPP satellite.

      Artist rendition of Suomi NPP satellite. Photo: NASA.

      NASA has awarded the Suomi National Polar-Orbiting Partnership Sustainability (SNPPS) contract to Ball Aerospace of Boulder, Colo. This is an Indefinite-Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ), cost-plus fixed-fee contract with the ability to issue task orders. The contract is a five-year effort with a minimum ordering value of $50,000 and maximum ordering value of approximately $9.5 million.

      Under this contract, Ball Aerospace will continue to provide sustaining engineering services to the Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS) Flight Project and NOAA’s Office of Satellite and Product Operations for the mission operations systems and subsystems, and deactivation of the Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership (NPP) satellite. This effort will maintain the current operational phase of the satellite through the Suomi NPP mission life, including deactivation and contract closeout.