Our personnel provide valuable technical services that directly impact NOAA’s ability to effectively and efficiently acquire critical meteorological and environmental data.
Beltsville, Md. (PRWEB) November 17, 2016
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service (NESDIS) has awarded ASRC Federal’s subsidiary, ASRC Federal Technical Services (ASTS), the NOAA Fairbanks Command and Data Acquisition Station (FCDAS) Operations and Maintenance contract. The base-plus-four-option-years contract has an estimated value of over $35 million. Work will be performed primarily at the NOAA Satellite Operations Facility in Fairbanks, Alaska.
“We are extremely pleased to continue supporting satellite operations at NOAA Fairbanks,” said Mark Gray, ASRC Federal president and CEO. “Our personnel provide valuable technical services that directly impact NOAA’s ability to effectively and efficiently acquire critical meteorological and environmental data.”
The FCDAS supports over 54,000 satellite passes per year and is the primary command and data acquisition facility for polar-orbiting operational environmental satellites, including Polar Operational Environmental Satellites (POES), Suomi-NPOESS Preparatory Project (S-NPP) and the Defense Meteorological Satellite Program (DMSP). ASTS personnel will provide real-time mission operations systems engineering support to ensure the systems, subsystems, and assemblies at FCDAS are operationally available for the maximum sustained period.
About ASRC Federal
ASRC Federal comprises a family of companies that deliver engineering, information technology, logistics and technical services and solutions to U.S. civil and defense agencies. ASRC Federal companies have employees in over 40 locations across the U.S. focused on providing reliable, cost-efficient services that help government customers achieve mission success. Headquartered in Beltsville, Md., ASRC Federal is a wholly owned subsidiary of Arctic Slope Regional Corporation. For more information, please visit: http://www.asrcfederal.com