In addition to existing work, NASA has tasked Lockheed
Martin Space Operations of Houston to provide support to the
Earth Observing System Program’s Earth to Polar Ground
Network project under the Consolidated Space Operations
Contract (CSOC).

The tasks associated with this effort include procurement,
installation, operation, and maintenance of telecommunication
services. Specifically, the firm will provide circuits that
will be used to provide data communication services between
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., and the
NASA facility in Spitzbergen, Norway; between Goddard and
Gilmore Creek, Alaska; between Goddard and Poker Flats,
Alaska; between Poker Flat Research Range and Gilmore Creek,

The new work is valued at $78 million, should NASA exercise
the five-year option of the contract. If the option period is
exercised, the contract will run through December 31, 2008.
Most of the work will be done at NASA Marshall Space Flight
Center, Huntsville, Ala., under the cost-plus-award-fee