NASA Plans for Hydrospheric and Biospheric Science Services Contract

The news from the Washington that NASA has chosen Sigma Space Corporation of Lanham, Md., to offer Hydrospheric and Biospheric Sciences Support Services. The entire maximum ordering value of the cost-plus fixed fee contract will be $120 million.

Sigma will provide sustain to the Hydrospheric and Biospheric Sciences Laboratory at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md. Sigma will support research relating satellite remote sensing as well as field and aircraft instruments for measuring Earth, oceanic, biospheric and atmospheric processes; scientific and engineering sustain for the development and calibration of remote sensing instruments; and the development of data systems for the production and sharing of satellite products.

This contract will support the National Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System (NPOESS) Preparatory Project Science Data Segment; Earth Observing-1; Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Project and the Earth Observing System missions Terra, Aqua and Aura.

The work will be performed mainly at Goddard. The period of performance for the contract is from June 1, 2009, through May 31, 2014.

Source : NASA