Utah State Research Unit Wins NOAA Sensor Work

Space News
March 24, 2008

The U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) awarded the Utah State University Research Foundation (Space Dynamics Laboratory) of Logan a contract worth as much as $4.5 million over five years to provide technical support and perform two technology development studies for instruments slated to fly aboard its new generation of polar-orbiting weather satellites, NOAA said in a March 13 press release.

The work is related to the Cross-Track Infrared Sounder and the Advanced Technology Microwave Sounder, which are slated to fly aboard the civil-military National Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System (NPOESS) as well as a precursor satellite. The instruments are designed to provide improved atmospheric temperature and moisture profiles when NPOESS satellites begin launching in 2013.

The contract has a one-year base period with four one-year options.

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