Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) was awarded a NASA Goddard contract to maintain and manage large volumes of sensing data and imagery from space instruments.
The Earth Observing System Data and Information System (EOSDIS) evolution and development contract will give climate researchers access to valuable data about the earth’s atmospheres, oceans, lands and their interactions.
The evolution and development program, an indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity cost plus award fee contract, will have a $250 million ceiling for the five-year base period of performance and an initial value of $75 million.
“This contract enables Raytheon to continue to build upon our strong legacy of providing program excellence, innovation and reliable engineering solutions to NASA’s earth observing systems, ” said TW Scott, vice president of Raytheon’s Mission Operations and Solutions. “We look forward to supporting the EOSDIS evolution and ensuring that NASA Goddard’s earth sensing data and imagery are available to educators, scientists, researchers and policy makers.”