Communications and Tracking Services Support Near-Earth Missions

Telemetry, tracking, and command services
ITT Corporation
White Plains, NY

ITT Corporation has been selected by the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center to perform telemetry, tracking, and command services for near-Earth missions under the Space Communications Network Services (SCNS) contract. Under this contract, ITT will support NASA’s Space and Near Earth Networks, which provide most of the communications and tracking services for a wide range of Earth-orbiting spacecraft, including the International Space Station, the space shuttle, the Hubble Space Telescope, and the Earth Observing System Satellites.

The services will be performed by ITT’s Herndon, VA-based Advanced Engineering and Sciences business and its Colorado Springs, CO-based systems business. ITT will perform mission network planning and integration services, systems and network engineering, operations, maintenance, and development and sustainment engineering at NASA space centers across the US. The contract provides for the operation and maintenance of NASA’s Space Network, which includes Tracking and Data Relay Satellites and the associated ground systems. Additionally, the contract provides for operation and maintenance of NASA’s Near Earth Network that includes globally located satellite communication and tracking stations.

The SCNS contract extends ITT’s support of NASA’s communications networks. For more than 25 years, ITT has provided engineering services for NASA’s near-Earth communications networks. Since 2003, ITT has provided maintenance and operations support services for NASA’s Deep Space Network, an international network of antennas that supports interplanetary spacecraft missions.

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