General Atomics Unit to Build Spacecraft for NASA’s Solar Irradiance Measurement Project

General Atomics Unit to Build Spacecraft for NASA’s Solar Irradiance Measurement Project
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General Atomics business unit has secured a potential six-year, $32.9M contract to develop spacecraft NASA will use on a mission to measure solar energy input to Earth.

The company’s electromagnetic systems group will help the space agency build and test the space vehicle for the Total and Spectral Solar Irradiance Sensor-2 effort, NASA said Thursday.

The award contains a $22.9M base value for spacecraft development work, nine options worth potentially $2M for launch and mission operations support, and a time-and-materials provision valued at $1.6M.

Services will also include testing of the TSIS-2 observatory, integration of the main instrument, verification of in-orbit performance and spacecraft decommissioning.

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