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Fibertek Secures NASA Contract

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Fibertek of Herndon, Va., has been selected by NASA to design, develop, fabricate, test and deliver laser systems for the ICESat-2 (Ice, Cloud and land Elevation Satellite-2) mission scheduled to launch in 2016. NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., manages the ICESat project, which uses precision laser-ranging techniques to measure the topography of the Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets and the thickness of polar sea ice. The contractor will provide four spaceflight lasers and one test laser for the advanced topographic laser altimeter system instrument on the ICESat-2 Observatory. The spaceflight laser systems consist of the optical, electrical, mechanical, material, wire harnessing, thermal control, flight software, flight firmware and support equipment. The estimated value of the cost-plus-award-fee contract is $26,083,242.

Photonics Spectra
Aug 2011
Pertaining to optics and the phenomena of light.
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