NASA Awards NOVEL Technologies Contract to Increase Use of Complex Earth Observation Data

This image of Earth was compiled using tens of thousands of images from the Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission. (Credit: Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data (2019–20), processed by ESA and cloud layer from NASA)

HUNTSIVLLE, Ala. (NASA PR) — NASA has awarded the NOVEL Technologies contract to Development Seed (New Rights Group) of Washington to support science data systems at the agency’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama.

The performance-based, firm-fixed price contract has a potential mission services value of $24.67 million. The contract begins Jan. 1, 2022, with a nine-month base period, followed by four one-year option periods that may be exercised at NASA’s discretion.

Development Seed will encourage broader use of NASA’s data and will utilize technology and innovation to remove barriers to using complex Earth observation data. Development Seed’s prior experience in developing Earth science imagery applications and its specialized experience with Interagency Implementation and Advance Concepts Team (IMPACT) projects will be instrumental to meet IMPACT’s goals to build partnerships with other federal agencies, the applications community, and other organizations, and to encourage the adoption of NASA’s Earth observation data into their workflows and operational models.

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