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NASA Ups JPSS Contract with Raytheon by $59 Million

By | June 1, 2018
Svalbard, Norway, is the location of the northernmost Joint Polar Satellite System Common Ground System station. Photo: Raytheon.

Svalbard, Norway, is the location of the northernmost Joint Polar Satellite System Common Ground System station. Photo: Raytheon.

NASA has definitized additional requirements under the Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS) Common Ground System contract with Raytheon of Aurora, Colorado. This cost-plus award fee modification will increase the contract by more than $59 million for a total value of approximately $1.9 billion.

The period of performance remains unchanged as Sep. 30, 2022. The work will be performed at Raytheon’s facilities, at NASA and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) locations and at other U.S. government facilities.

The additional work is necessary due to new requirements in the technical baseline for the JPSS-2 satellite that were unknown at the time of the initial contract award, and that differ from those capabilities required for the JPSS-1 satellite. The work includes, but is not limited to, updating the block 2.1 Command, Control and Communications (C3S) to enable C3S to command and control the spacecraft and receive, process and utilize JPSS-2 telemetry; updating the interface data processing segment to acquire, ingest and process stored mission data; updating block 2.1 flight vehicle test simulator operations class simulation nodes and ground links simulator to support JPSS-2 spacecraft simulation; and connecting the JPSS Wide Area Network (WAN) to the spacecraft contractor’s facility.

This modification also updates security and privacy controls for federal information systems (NIST 800-53 Rev 4), and extends the security incident response team efforts through calendar year 2022.