General Dynamics wins NASA antenna contract

General Dynamics SATCOM Technologies has received a $40.7m (£25.5m) contract from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) to build two additional 34-metre beam waveguide antennas as part of a modernisation and transformation plan to continue scientific studies of the Earth, as well as explore distant bodies in the solar system.

The new antennas will be located at the Deep Space Network (DSN) facility in Canberra, Australia.