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ASRC Aerospace Providing Spacecraft and Ground Systems Engineering Support Services to the NOAA Office of Satellite Operations.

GREENBELT, Md. -- ASRC Aerospace Corporation ASRC Aerospace Corporation is a subsidiary of Arctic Slope Regional Corporation (ASRC). ASRC Aerospace is a highly diversified enterprise formed in November 1997. Headquartered in Greenbelt, Maryland, ASRC Aerospace supports 15 major contracts providing a base of 700+ personnel.  has been awarded the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA NOAA
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Noun 1. NOAA - an agency in the Department of Commerce that maps the oceans and conserves their living resources; predicts changes to the earth's environment;
) Engineering and Mission Operations Support Services (EMOSS) II contract. ASRC ASRC Arctic Slope Regional Corporation
ASRC Asynchronous Sample Rate Converter
ASRC Advanced Simulated Radar Client
ASRC American Studies Research Centre
ASRC Alabama Society for Respiratory Care
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 Aerospace and its partner Honeywell Technology Solutions Incorporated (HTSI HTSI Honeywell Technology Solutions Incorporated
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) will provide spacecraft and ground system engineering services to fulfill the NOAA Office of Satellite Operations (OSO OSO Onsala Space Observatory
OSO Orbiting Solar Observatory
OSO Office of Satellite Operations (US Department of Commerce, NOAA)
OSO OverScan Operation (VXA Technology) 
) mission objectives and to support the POES and GOES satellite constellations and future NOAA satellite constellations.

The 5 year contract, awarded under a full and open competition, has an estimated value of $ 14.9 million. Work will be performed at the Satellite Operations Control Center (SOCC) in Suitland, Maryland. The SOCC is responsible for the command operations and routine monitoring of telemetry for the satellite constellations and ensures mission integrity and a continuous flow of high quality weather images and data.

ASRC Aerospace is an Alaska Native Corporation headquartered in Anchorage, AK, with its primary business office in Greenbelt, Maryland.

"We are excited about ASRC's role in providing support to this vital resource that provides valuable weather images and data to protect public health and safety," said Richard Ambrose, ASRC Aerospace Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.

NOAA's National Environmental Satellite, Data and Information Service (NESDIS NESDIS National Environmental Satellite Data and Information Service (USA) ) operate all of the United States operational environmental satellites from the SOCC, including the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellites (GOES), the Polar Operational Environmental Satellites (POES) and the Defense Meteorological Satellite Program Military weather satellite controlled by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Also called DMSP.  (DMSP). The data gathered from these satellites allows our country's weather and emergency agencies to accurately forecast hurricanes and other severe storms, monitor global climate change, verify ozone depletion and land surface change, monitor critical space environmental parameters, and support search and rescue efforts across the globe.
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Date:Jun 18, 2004
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