Space Communications and Network Services Contract (SCNS)

Space Communications and Network Services Contract

‚ÄčNorthrop Grumman, as a subcontractor to Exelis, Inc., provides operations and maintenance support for NASA's Space Network (SN) and Near Earth Network (NEN) through the Space Communications and Network Services (SCNS) contract. These services are provided to the Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) Exploration and Space Communications Projects (ESCP) Division (Code 450).

Under the SCNS contract, Northrop Grumman provides support in the areas of systems and sustaining engineering, logistics, facilities management and hardware and software development for the SN and NEN. Orbital develops and maintains customer requirements and commitments documentation for the SN and NEN, as well as interfaces with other NASA and non-NASA networks; performs modeling and loading studies to provide future mission feasibility, SN and Ground Network (GN) workload and advanced network architectural assessments; performs testing and integration of customer missions with the supporting networks; and Space Network Access System (SNAS) sustainment activities.

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