Columbia-based AlliedSignal Technical Services Corp. has won a $28.8 million contract from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration to install tracking systems in low Earth-orbiting satellites.
The contract for the tracking systems, called "ground stations," follows a $197.2 million contract NASA awarded AlliedSignal last spring to operate, maintain and repair telecommunications, optics, television systems and meteorological forecasting equipment.
The ground stations that Allied Signal will install under the latest contract are remote-control units that automatically track a single satellite or satellite systems that are orbiting less than 600 miles above the Earth.
AlliedSignal, a division of Morristown, N.J.-based AlliedSignal 22 Inc., will install the first ground station in June 1997 at the Poker Flats Research Range in Poker Flats, Alaska.
Pub Date: 8/30/96