Boeing Satellite Systems has been awarded a $130.8 million National Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System (NPOESS) contract for two conical microwave imager-sounder (CMIS) instruments for a new series of satellites. The contract, which includes options for four more instruments, is potentially worth $298 million. The NPOESS will combine two separate but similar satellites - the military Defense Meteorology Satellite Programme spacecraft and the civil National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration satellite.

Source: Flight International