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Scope Of Contract

Peraton provides full life cycle space communications and tracking solutions (including Operations, Maintenance, Sustainment, and Development) to NASA customers utilizing the Near Space Network (including Space Relay, Direct-To-Earth) and Satellite Laser Ranging/Very Long Baseline Interferometry Networks

  • Perform Ops, Maintenance and Sustainment.
  • Provide system engineering, development, design, and installation/integration support.
  • Act as the technical liaison for scientific spacecraft/missionsand launch vehicles needing support from GSFC’s communications networks.
  • Analyze new capabilities or services.

Program Description

Peraton is responsible for the operation, maintenance, sustainment, and systems engineering of NASA’s worldwide satellite communication networks and provides communications support for existing and upcoming science and human exploration missions. We are the prime contractor for NASA on the Space Exploration Network Services and Evolution (SENSE) contract at the White Sands Complex (WSC) near Las Cruces, New Mexico.

Operating here are two functionally identical satellite ground terminals: The White Sands Ground Terminal, and the Second TDRSS Ground Terminal. These ground terminals ensure uninterrupted communications between various ground stations, NASA’s orbiting fleet of Tracking and Data Relay Satellites (TDRS), customer spacecraft (satellites), and the computer systems that support such spacecraft. WSC serves as an interface for distributing satellite data to control centers and scientists who then use the daily influx of data to expand our ever-growing knowledge of the Earth and the universe.

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  • Las Cruces, NM
  • Greenbelt, MD
  • Wallops Island, VA
  • Houston, TX
  • Kauai, HI
  • Guam

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About Peraton

Peraton drives missions of consequence spanning the globe and extending to the farthest reaches of the galaxy. As the world’s leading mission capability integrator and transformative enterprise IT provider, we deliver trusted and highly differentiated national security solutions and technologies that keep people safe and secure. Peraton serves as a valued partner to essential government agencies across the intelligence, space, cyber, defense, civilian, health, and state and local markets. Every day, our employees do the can’t be done, solving the most daunting challenges facing our customers.

Benefits At Peraton

At Peraton, our benefits are designed to help keep you at your best beyond the work you do with us daily. We’re fully committed to the growth of our employees. From fully comprehensive medical plans to tuition reimbursement, and retirement, we are there to support you all the way.


At Peraton, we honor those we serve. And those who served. We participate in community events, sponsor employee initiatives, and champion business practices that support the veteran community. Today more than 4,400 veterans call Peraton home.


Peraton’s Diversity Equity and Inclusion (DE&I) foundation is built upon our six core values. These values are the cornerstone to supporting a diverse, inclusive workplace and exemplifies our commitment to the highest standards of ethical conduct and a culture where individuals are embraced and encouraged to grow and excel in their career.