February 13 2017

Suomi NPP Engineering Services Contract Awarded to Ball Aerospace

NASA has awarded the Suomi National Polar-Orbiting Partnership Sustainability (SNPPS) contract to Ball Aerospace of Boulder, Colorado.

This is an indefinite-delivery/indefinite quantity, cost-plus fixed-fee contract with the ability to issue task orders. The contract is a five-year effort with a minimum ordering value of $50,000 and maximum ordering value of approximately $9.5 million.

Under this contract, Ball Aerospace will continue to provide sustaining engineering services to the Joint Polar Satellite System Flight Project and NOAA’s Office of Satellite and Product Operations for the mission operations systems and subsystems and deactivation of the NOAA/NASA Suomi National Polar-Orbiting Partnership (Suomi NPP) satellite. This effort will maintain the current operational phase of the satellite through the Suomi NPP mission life including deactivation and contract closeout.

Launched in October of 2011, Suomi NPP has successfully delivered data from over 26,000 polar orbits. Suomi NPP is the first satellite in the Joint Polar Satellite System, flying five state-of-the-art instruments that provide input to improve the timeliness and accuracy of the three- to seven-day forecast.

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An artistic rendering of the Suomi NPP satellite on orbit.