Northrop’s JPSS Microwave Sounder Contract Reaches $390M on New NOAA Order

northrop Grumman_BLUENorthrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) has been awarded a contract modification to manufacture two passive microwave instruments for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration‘s Joint Polar Satellite System, increasing the total contract value to $390.5 million.

The $177.7 million modification awarded by NASA on behalf of NOAA requires Northrop to build,  test and deliver the Advanced Technology Microwave Sounder units and integrate them into JPSS-3 and JPSS-4,  the space agency said Thursday.

NASA added Northrop will provide launch and post-launch support under the modification, extending the performance period to 18 months after the JPSS-4 launch planned on the third quarter of fiscal year 2031.

The agency noted ATMS will be designed to provide climate data to assist NOAA forecasters in tracking weather patterns.

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