JET PROPULSION LABORATORY

Exelis wins $435M contract to support NASA's Deep Space Network

Company will support international network of communications complexes

Exelis has won a $435 million contract with the Jet Propulsion Laboratory to provide NASA’s international Deep Space Network with maintenance, operations and engineering services.

The company will support an international network of communications complexes that supports interplanetary robotic spacecraft missions performing radio, radar and astronomy observations for the exploration of the solar system and the universe, ITT Exelis said in a release.

To achieve these goals, Exelis will provide operations and maintenance of 10 antennas; test, logistics and maintenance repair facilities; multiple network and communication systems; several communications centers; and a public relations outreach facility and program, the company said.

Exelis' work with NASA is through a subcontract with the Jet Propulsion Lab.

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Mark Hoover is a senior staff writer with Washington Technology. You can contact him at mhoover@washingtontechnology.com, or connect with him on Twitter at @mhooverWT.

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