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Published:March 28th, 2008 13:51 EST
University of Alaska wins $39 million NASA contract

University of Alaska wins $39 million NASA contract

By SOP newswire

Washington, DC-- 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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