NASA has awarded a contract to the University of Colorado Boulder’s Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP) for development of a reflected solar spectrometer for the agency’s Climate Absolute Radiance and Refractivity Observatory (CLARREO) Pathfinder mission.

The cost-no-fee contract provides for the formulation, implementation, launch, operation and analysis of the CLARREO Pathfinder mission’s reflected solar spectrometer. An indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity component provides for special studies and related services as required. The period of performance spans eight years and the total contract value is $57.4 million.

CLARREO Pathfinder will demonstrate the technology needed to assess coastal flooding risks more effectively and better inform policy. The Science Directorate at NASA’s Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia, manages the mission for the agency’s Science Mission Directorate in Washington.

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