August 9, 2022

Maxar wins NASA GeoXO weather-monitoring spacecraft contract

WESTMINSTER — Maxar Technologies Inc. (NYSE: MAXR), an aerospace equipment manufacturer and satellite operator, has been awarded a $5.5 million contract from NASA to help the agency prepare for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Geostationary Extended Observations (GeoXO) Spacecraft mission.

“The principal purpose of these contracts is to provide a definition-phase study of a GeoXO spacecraft,” NASA said in a news release. “The selected firms will develop the spacecraft concept, mature necessary technologies, and help define the spacecraft’s potential performance, risks, costs, and development schedule. The results of the study will be used to set performance requirements for the spacecraft implementation contract, which is planned for award in 2024.”

Lockheed Martin Corp.’s (NYSE: LMT) space division, which operates out of Littleton, also was selected for the project.

“Maxar is excited to work on designing NOAA’s next-generation weather monitoring spacecraft,” Chris Johnson, Maxar senior vice president for space, said in a prepared statement. “This contract builds on our legacy of manufacturing the first- and second-generation GOES satellites, which operated beyond their expected lifetimes. Maxar is committed to helping customers use spacecraft and space-based data to study weather patterns and mitigate climate change, and this GeoXO study contract is the next evolution of that work.”

WESTMINSTER — Maxar Technologies Inc. (NYSE: MAXR), an aerospace equipment manufacturer and satellite operator, has been awarded a $5.5 million contract from NASA to help the agency prepare for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Geostationary Extended Observations (GeoXO) Spacecraft mission.

“The principal purpose of these contracts is to provide a definition-phase study of a GeoXO spacecraft,” NASA said in a news release. “The selected firms will develop the spacecraft concept, mature necessary technologies, and help define the spacecraft’s potential performance, risks, costs, and development schedule. The results of the study will be used to set performance requirements for the…

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