Beltsville, Md., July 20 – The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service (NESDIS) has awarded ASRC Federal’s subsidiary, ASTS, the Engineering and Mission Operations Support Services V (EMOSS V) contract. The base-plus-four-option-years contract has an estimated value of $42 million. Work will be performed primarily at the NOAA Satellite Operations Facility (NSOF) in Suitland, Maryland.
“We are excited and honored to continue and expand our work at NOAA under the EMOSS V contract,” said Mark Gray, ASRC Federal president and CEO. “This new contract will expand our current services, reflecting increased mission operational support. It is very rewarding to continue to grow our business with one of our longest running customers.”
The NESDIS satellites operate on two main orbits, polar and geostationary, to form NOAA’s Integrated Observing System, which furnishes crucial information about weather, climate change and other environmental systems to the nation. NESDIS has also taken on the challenge of providing solar storm detection with a new solar observatory at the Lagrange (L1) orbital point. ASTS will provide real-time mission operations systems engineering support to allow NOAA to achieve its mission while working transition to operations to integrate and support real-time operations to the upcoming polar and geostationary follow on systems.