NASA selects SSAI to support terrestrial physics lab

Science Systems and Applications (SSAI), Maryland, USA has won a $67.1 million contract from NASA to support the Laboratory for Terrestrial Physics at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Centre.

Science Systems and Applications, Maryland, USA has won a $67.1 million contract from NASA to support the Laboratory for Terrestrial Physics at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Centre.

Under terms of the cost-plus-award-fee contract, SSAI will provide the Terrestrial Physics Laboratory at Goddard with support services, including research, computing, science instrumentation, administration, calibration and validation.

According to NASA, the Laboratory for Terrestrial Physics aims to advance NASA programs through the exploration of the physics and dynamics of the Earth, as well as of other planets and their satellites.

The Lab’s programs study the global properties of the solid Earth, global and regional scale vegetation monitoring, biosphere-atmosphere interactions, and laser remote sensing. By studying the Earth’s biosphere, the Laboratory seeks to assess and predict environmental changes due to natural and anthropogenic processes at local and global scales.

The Lab defines, designs, builds and demonstrates instruments for Earth and planetary remote-sensing science programs and develops computing systems important for the production, distribution and analysis of regional and global data sets.