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Exelis Wins Multimillion-Dollar Contract for Climate-Monitoring Satellite Payload

May 28, 2014

Exelis Wins Multimillion-Dollar Contract for Climate-Monitoring Satellite Payload

ROCHESTER, N.Y., May 20, 2014—Exelis (NYSE:XLS) has been awarded a multimillion-dollar commercial contract to build the primary payload for the Greenhouse Gas Observing Satellite-2 (GOSAT), which Mitsubishi Electric Corporation will build for the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency. The Exelis-built payload known as TANSO-FTS (Thermal and Near Infrared Sensor for carbon Observation-Fourier Transform Spectrometer) will measure