The Jet Propulsion
Laboratory (JPL), Pasadena, CA, announced today that ITT Industries
has been awarded a 5-year base contract with an estimated value of
$274 million, with options for an additional 5 years, with an estimated value
of $306 million, making the total contract value worth up to $580 million.
This contract is to provide technical support for the Deep Space Network
(DSN). Contract work will be performed by ITT’s Systems Division, located in
Colorado Springs, CO.

The DSN is an international network of antennas that supports
interplanetary spacecraft missions and radio and radar astronomy observations
for the exploration of the solar system and the universe. The network also
supports selected Earth-orbiting missions. NASA/JPL Mars Exploration Rovers
and Cassini to Saturn missions are some of the key exploration missions that
ITT will be supporting.

ITT will provide all necessary maintenance, operations, and engineering
support to operate and maintain JPL’s Goldstone Deep Space Communications
Complex in California’s Mojave Desert; accomplish DSN network operations and
maintenance; support problem analysis and resolution; support network
engineering efforts; and support radar and radio astronomy activities. This
support will be provided for Goldstone and for the DSN facilities in Pasadena.
ITT will also provide logistics support for both of these facilities and for
the DSN facilities in Madrid, Spain and Canberra, Australia.

Steve Gaffney, ITT Industries, Systems Division President, stated, “This
project is extremely important to ITT because it affords us the opportunity to
utilize our space/ground system experience to effectively support JPL and NASA
in their critical deep space exploration missions. We are proud to be a part
of the DSN Team, and we are committed to partnering with JPL to achieve
complete mission success.”

ITT Industries, Systems Division ( provides select
Government, commercial, and international customers value-added, total
worldwide systems solutions for their turn-key satellite earth terminals, air
and missile defense, communications, command and control, range, spacelift,
and surveillance needs as well as full logistics life cycle support services
for facilities and equipment.

ITT Industries, Inc. ( supplies advanced technology products
and services in key markets including electronic interconnects and switches;
defense communication, opto-electronics, information technology, and services;
fluid and water management; and specialty products. Headquartered in White
Plains, NY, the company generated $4.99 billion in 2002 sales. In addition to
the New York Stock Exchange, ITT Industries stock is traded on the Midwest,
Pacific, Paris, and Frankfurt exchanges.