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ITEK TO BUILD ORBITER CAMERA SYSTEM
The NASA Johnson Space Center, Houston, has signed a contract with
Itek Optical Systems Division of Lexington, Massachusetts, for the Space
contract is valued at $4,890,000 and covers the first flight system and
an option for a second system.
Planned for space flight in Orbiter's 15 by 65-foot cargo bay on
pallets and test racks built by NASA or by the European Space Agency (ESA),
the Orbiter Camera Payload System is a flexible photographic array for
Earth imaging surveys, remote sensing experiments and as an adjunct to
The second option covers a large format camera for the U.S.
Geological Survey, and if exercised, will increase the contract value
by $1.5 million.