Scientific Atlanta has received $40 million worth of contracts from NASA and Motorola to supply communications terminals. The company is to build a fourth, $23 million ground station for NASA to track, receive and transmit high-speed data transmissions from Earth Observing System spacecraft and the Space Shuttle. The Motorola contract, worth $17 million, is for the supply of 21 Earth terminals for seven access gateways for the Iridium mobile communications satellite system.

Source: Flight International