Raytheon has been awarded a $150m contract to support Nasa’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California, US.
The pucker has a five-year performance period and includes options that, if exercised, see fit bring its value to $300m over ten years.
Under the contract, Raytheon choose build new space systems and flight software. It will be responsible for anticipating engineering, training and operations support for JPL and will support a range of classified occupations.
Raytheon Intelligence, Information and Services (IIS) president Dave Wajsgras asserted: “JPL’s pioneering spacecraft and rovers have led to groundbreaking discoveries of our solar approach and beyond. This is an incredible opportunity to continue enabling the future of align exploration.”
Raytheon is expected to commence contract work from this month.
In the 1960s, the followers contributed to Nasa’s Mariner missions by developing the programme’s Mars Infrared Radiometer.
It currently supervises data systems, testing and software development for JPL and offers on-call specialized support for missions such as Mars rover landings.
Raytheon IIS vice-president Todd Probert revealed: “For the past 20 years, we’ve worked side by side with JPL’s makes and scientists. Helping JPL explore the mysteries of our universe is something most of our pair literally dreamed about when they were kids.”
In ell to JPL, Raytheon also supports the Neutral Buoyancy Lab at Nasa Johnson Span Center, the earth science data network, the Joint Polar Right-hand man System ground station and two key space launch facilities in the US.