Beltsville, Md., Nov. 17 – The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service (NESDIS) has awarded ASRC Federal’s subsidiary, ASRC Federal Technical Services (ASTS), the NOAA Fairbanks Command and Data Acquisition Station (FCDAS) Operations and Maintenance contract. The base-plus-four-option-years contract has an estimated value of 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,” said Mark Gray, ASRC Federal president and CEO. “Our personnel provide valuable technical services that directly impact NOAA’s ability to effectively and efficiently acquire critical meteorological and environmental data.”
The FCDAS supports over 54,000 satellite passes per year and is the primary command and data acquisition facility for polar-orbiting operational environmental satellites, including Polar Operational Environmental Satellites (POES), Suomi-NPOESS Preparatory Project (S-NPP) and the Defense Meteorological Satellite Program (DMSP). 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.
Arctic Slope Regional Corporation is owned by and represents the business interests of the Arctic Slope Iñupiat. Since opening enrollment in 1989 to Alaska Natives born after 1971, the corporation's shareholder base has nearly tripled, growing from the 3,700 original enrollees to around 12,000 today. Corporate headquarters are based in Barrow, Alaska, with administrative and subsidiary offices located in Anchorage and throughout the United States. ASRC, along with its family of companies, is the largest Alaskan-owned company, employing approximately 10,000 people worldwide. The company has six major business segments: petroleum refining and marketing, energy support services, industrial services, construction, government services and resource development.