The contract will see Exelis building as many as two additional radiation budget instruments (RBI). It also includes associated parts, spares and support.
The RBI will help scientists and researchers understand the links between the Earth's incoming and outgoing energy, and properties of the atmosphere that affect it. Its data also will be used for long-range weather forecasting, it added.
It is estimated that the RBI will be placed on the Joint Polar Satellite System 2, which is expected to be introduced in
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