$48.7M to Re-Baseline DMSP Weather Satellite Program

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DMSP Satellite Lockheed Martin Corp. in Sunnyvale, CA is being awarded a $48.7 million cost plus award fee contract modification. This will re-baseline the Spacecraft Integration and Test contract for Defense Meteorological Satellite Program satellites F17, F18, F19, and F20. The launch dates were changed as a result of the Current Launch Schedule Review Board direction dated Dec. 8, 2005, per Special Contract Requirement SMC-H004. New launch dates as follows: F17 (July 8, 2006), F18 (March 28, 2008), F19 (March 28, 2010), and F20 (March 28, 2012). The Headquarters Space and Missile Systems Center, Los Angeles Air Force Base, CA issued the contract (FO4701-02-C-0003/P00057). A previous DID article provides an explanation of the DMSP’s roles & improtance, as well as links to external resources.

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