Honeywell International Inc. announced Wednesday it has been contracted by NASA to extend the life of current satellites in use, and design more efficient satellites for future research.
The five-year, $450 million contract with the Goddard Space Flight Center will include ground systems and mission operations services for the satellites. The Morris Township-based company also will be providing systems engineering and testing new satellite ground systems from launch to orbit operations.
“Our technologies will reset the operational life and value of NASA research satellites, enabling the agency to continue to meet commitments on a wide range of missions,” said Charles Harvey, president of Honeywell Technology Solutions Inc., the defense and space division of the company, in an announcement.
NASA focuses satellite research on planetary exploration, natural disaster characterization, ground topography mapping and electromagnetic effects on the earth.