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Steve Cole
Headquarters, Washington

Cynthia M. O'Carroll
Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Md.

March 28, 2008
NASA Awards University of Alaska Data Center Contract
WASHINGTON -- NASA has selected the University of Alaska, Fairbanks, for the management and operations of the Earth Observing System Data and Information System Synthetic Aperture Radar Distributed Active Archive Center. The total maximum value of the cost, no-fee contract is approximately $39 million over the five-year contract period.

The archive center is devoted to the collection, processing, archiving, distribution and support of science data from, but not limited to, Synthetic Aperture Radar satellites.

NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center Earth Science Data and Information System Project in Greenbelt, Md., is responsible for providing access to data from NASA's Earth science program to scientific and other users.

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