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NASA, NOAA Select Southwest Research Institute for $55M QuickSounder Spacecraft Project

NASA, NOAA Select Southwest Research Institute for $55M QuickSounder Spacecraft Project - top government contractors - best government contracting event

Southwest Research Institute has been awarded a potential six-year, $54.9 million contract to build and operate the QuickSounder spacecraft for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

NASA announced Monday that it granted the firm-fixed-price delivery order to SRI for the vehicle’s development, integration, shipment, launch and mission operations and eventual decommissioning.

QuickSounder is a pathfinder mission under NASA and NOAA’s Near Earth Orbit Network, which aims to collect and supply critical data to weather organizations, including the National Weather Service. It will be integrated into NOAA’s Advanced Technology Microwave Sounder Engineering Development Unit.

The project was awarded through the Rapid Spacecraft Acquisition IV contract vehicle, with a performance period beginning Oct. 25 and ending by May 2029.

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