Satnews Daily
September 24th, 2009

SeaSpace Seizes Substantial Contracts

SeaSpace homepage SeaSpace Corporation has been awarded a contract from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for two 3.7m geostationary TeraScan® ground stations. The two stations, one to receive GOES-East and one for Goes-West, will be installed in Atlantic City. The FAA William J. Hughes Technical Center’s Weather Processor Team will be using the TeraScan® systems for prototyping and evaluating nexgen weather programs and products. TeraScan systems provide high reliability at a low-cost, and can be configured as portable or fixed stations.

SeaSpace Corporation has also signed on to upgrade the Finnish Meteorological Institute’s existing 2.4m X-band TeraScan® ground station for improved MODIS processing performance and to add the future ability to receive NPP/NPOESS data. NPP/NPOESS is the follow-on satellite program to the EOS mission, and is a collaboration between NASA, NOAA, and the U.S. Air Force. The Finnish Meteorological Institute (FMI) currently receives data from the Aqua, Terra, and Aura satellites with their system. The upgrade will include installation of a Rapid MODIS Processing System (RaMPS™), which will allow all MODIS products to be produced in 15 minutes.

Additionally, the Geo-Informatics and Space Technology Agency (GISTDA) of Thailand has also awarded a major contract to SeaSpace. The contract title is GISTDA's Medium Resolution Satellite Data System (MRSDS) to Upgrade the GISTDA's Ground Station for Acquisition, Processing and Servicing the MRSDS Project and is valued at approximately $880,000. The System will include a TeraScan® 2.4m X/L-band polar orbiting ground station, a 3.8m L-band geostationary ground station, associated acquisition and processing software, and training. As part of the processing package, GISTDA will be receiving PRaMPS™, SeaSpace’s Premium Rapid MODIS Processing System which allows production of all MODIS products within 10 minutes.