Exelis Subsidiary to Build NASA Earth Scanning Radiometer for Up to $208M

ExelisAn Exelis (NYSE: XLS) subsidiary will develop develop a scanning radiometer for NASA to measure the Earth’s energy balance under a potential $208 million contract.

ITT Space Systems LLC will make the Radiation Budget Instrument that is scheduled for launch in November 2021 aboard the Joint Polar Satellite System 2 spacecraft, NASA said Friday.

Researchers will work to relate the Earth’s incoming energy to its outgoing radiation and identify atmospheric properties that affect the energies’ link by using data from RBI, Exelis says.

The contract value for ITT Space Systems includes a base contract line item and a potential $103 million indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract line item for up to two additional RBIs, associated parts, spares and support.

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