Cobham Wins $8M Satellite Motion Control Order from Northrop Grumman

Cobham will provide motion control technology for the Advanced Technology Microwave Sounder (ATMS) instrument to be flown on the Joint Polar Satellite System 3 (JPSS-3) and 4 (JPSS-4) satellites.

Hauppauge, NY - Cobham recently received an award from Northrop Grumman valued at approximately $8 million for motion control technology for the Advanced Technology Microwave Sounder (ATMS) instrument to be flown on the Joint Polar Satellite System 3 (JPSS-3) and 4 (JPSS-4) satellites. The work will be performed by Cobham Integrated Solutions' Hauppauge, New York facility, part of the Cobham Advanced Electronic Solutions Sector.


"Cobham is proud to once again support this important scientific mission," said Jim Barber, Senior Vice-President and General Manager of Cobham Integrated Electronic Solutions.  "We look forward to supporting future Northrop Grumman, NASA and NOAA endeavors. Our extensive range of actuators, DC motors and controllers for space, military, and commercial applications are designed and built to provide faultless operation in harsh environments and on platforms where total reliability is essential," said Barber.


The Advanced Technology Microwave Sounder (ATMS) provides sounding observations needed to retrieve profiles of atmospheric temperature and moisture for civilian operational weather forecasting as well as continuity of these measurements for climate monitoring purposes.


The Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS) is the Nation's next generation of polar-orbiting operational environmental satellites. JPSS is funded by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and NASA is the acquisition agent for the flight systems, components of the ground system and provides systems engineering, launch services, program safety, mission assurance and end-to-end system verification. JPSS represents significant technological and scientific advancements in severe weather prediction and environmental monitoring and will help advance weather, climate, environmental and oceanographic science.


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