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Tuesday, Sept 16, 2014

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NASA Awards Cross-track Infrared Sounder Instrument for the ...

NASA has awarded a sole source contract modification to Exelis, Inc., Geospatial Systems, of Fort Wayne, Indiana, for the Cross-track Infrared Sounder (CrIS) Instrument for flight on the Joint Polar Satellite System-2 (JPSS-2) mission. This is a cost-plus-award-fee modification in the amount of $221 million. This action extends the period of performance of the contr...
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Image - J Marks the Spot for Rosettas Lander

'J' Marks the Spot for Rosetta's Lander

Rosetta’s lander Philae will target Site J, an intriguing region on Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko that offers unique scientific potential, with hints of activity nearby, and minimum risk to the lander compared to the other candidate sites. Site J is on the ‘head’ of the comet, an irregular shaped world that is just over 4 km across at its w...
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