A subsidiary of Teledyne Technologies Inc. in Thousand Oaks received on Monday a $15 million contract from NASA for imagery services for an instrument aboard the International Space Station.

Teledyne Brown Engineering Inc., in Huntsville, Ala. will integrate a hyperspectral sensor built by the German Aerospace Center onto the Multi-User System for the Earth sensing observation platform aboard the orbiting station.

The sensor is capable of acquiring more than 70 million square kilometers of data each year.

“The volume of hyperspectral data expected to be obtained will assist NASA scientists with a variety of applications in forestry and agricultural management, atmospheric research and other areas of scientific and humanitarian importance,” Teledyne Chief Executive Robert Mehrabian said in a prepared statement.

Shares closed down $1.12, or 1 percent, to $108.55 on the New York Stock Exchange.