ASRC Federal subsidiary ASRC Federal Technical Services has been awarded the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Fairbanks Command and Data Acquisition Station Operations and Maintenance contract by its National Environmental Satellite, Data and Information Service.
The base-plus-four-option-years contract has an estimated value over $35 million. Work will be performed primarily at the NOAA Satellite Operations Facility in Fairbanks, Alaska.
“We are extremely pleased to continue supporting satellite operations at NOAA Fairbanks,” ASRC Federal President and CEO Mark Gray said. “Our personnel provide valuable technical services that directly impact NOAA’s ability to effectively and efficiently acquire critical meteorological and environmental data.”
ASTS personnel will provide real-time mission operations systems engineering support to ensure the systems, subsystems and assemblies at FCDAS are operationally available for the maximum sustained period.
FCDAS supports over 54,000 satellite passes annually and is the primary command and data acquisition facility for polar-orbiting operational environmental satellites, including Polar Operational Environmental Satellites Suomi-NPOESS Preparatory Project and the Defense Meteorological Satellite Program.