$16.7 to Harden NPOESS Satellite Against Interference
Northrop Grumman Space and Mission Systems Corp. in Redondo Beach, CA received a $16.7 million cost-plus award fee contract modification to the National Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System (NPOESS) program. The money covers an Engineering Change proposal to mitigate the adverse effects of radio frequency interference on the Conical Scanning Microwave Imager/Sounder (CMIS) instrument stemming from man-made radio frequency transmitters on the ground. The modification will result in a redesign of the system to incorporate sub-banding.
The CMIS is being developed by Boeing Satellite System (BSS), a subcontractor to Northrop Grumman Space Technology, and this change affects both satellites in the phase of this contract. The National Environmental Satellite, Data and Information Service in Silver Springs, MD issued the contract (FO4701-02-C-0502/P00057).