NASA has awarded a contract to the University of Alaska at Fairbanks, Alaska, for the continued development and operation of the Synthetic Aperture Radar Distributed Active Archive Center for NASA’s Earth Observing System Data and Information System. The total value of this cost-no-fee completion contract is approximately $70 million. The period of performance is for five years beginning Saturday, July 1. The work will be performed primarily in Fairbanks. The University of Alaska will continue to develop and maintain the capabilities to perform systems engineering, operations and maintenance, development, user services, product generation, data and information management, data archival and distributing a wide variety of space-borne and airborne radar data, including synthetic aperture radar data. In carrying out these responsibilities, the center will communicate regularly with Earth research science and instrument teams, as well as lead efforts in the SAR community on data formats, strategic data services, data interoperability, data usability, and data capabilities.
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