Subscribe to our free daily newsletters
. Military Space News .




Subscribe to our free daily newsletters



Boeing To Begin Second Phase Of Enhanced Polar System Payload Study

File illustration of a competitor's EHF satellite.
by Staff Writers
St. Louis MO (SPX) Jan 10, 2007
Boeing and the U.S. Air Force MILSATCOM Systems Wing have exercised an $8.4 million contract option to activate Phase II of the Enhanced Polar System (EPS) payload study. Phase I began in July 2006 with a $1.5 million award to Boeing to define the next-generation communications payload for a polar-orbiting satellite. Phase II focuses on further payload system definition efforts and lays the foundation for future EPS system definition and production efforts. The work is expected to conclude in December 2007.

"Under the initial six-month contract, Boeing defined the payload architecture and specifications and delivered the payload system requirements review package to the U.S. Air Force," said Charles Toups, vice president of Navigation and Communications Systems for Boeing Space and Intelligence Systems. "Our work on the military's Interim Polar Satellite program, the heritage system to EPS, along with our expertise in digital signal processors and mobile satellite communications means Boeing is well equipped to execute the next phase of development."

The proposed EPS would provide protected satellite communications for warfighters operating in northern polar regions and fill expected communications gaps in areas not covered by the military's Advanced Extremely High Frequency and Transformational Satellite Communications systems now in development. This contract is the first step in defining a robust and secure satellite payload needed for Extremely High Frequency communications for Air Force and Navy warfighters in remote regions of the world.

The U.S. Air Force MILSATCOM Systems Wing at the Space and Missile Systems Center at Los Angeles Air Force Base, Calif., will oversee the Enhanced Polar System program. The results contained in this submission were generated in whole, or in part, through work supporting the MILSATCOM Systems Wing.

Related Links
Integrated Defense Systems
Read the latest in Military Space Communications Technology at SpaceWar.com

HisdeSat To Provide Communications Services For The Belgium Defence Ministry
Madrid, Spain (SPX) Jan 04, 2007
HisdeSat Servicios Estrategicos, S.A. (HisdeSat) has entered a contract with the BELGIUM MoD/Direction Generale Material Resources for the provision of X-band communications services using the XTAR-EUR and SPAINSAT satellites. Under the terms of the contract, the Belgium MoD ordered a "fix capacity" for an initial period of time and reserves the right to also order an additional "on call" capacity at the agreed price. The contract will be tacitly renewed yearly for an indefinite numbers of years.







  • Japan Launches First Defense Ministry Since WWII
  • Schmoozing At the White House
  • Japan To Strengthen International Alliances
  • The Putin We Don't Know

  • US Commander Suspects North Korea Will Stage Second Nuclear Test
  • Britain And Japan Vow Joint Pressure On North Korea And Iran
  • Iran Warns Again On Nuclear Cooperation
  • North Would Not Dare Conduct New Atomic Test Says South Korean Minister

  • ATK Receives New Contract For HELLFIRE Rocket Motors And Warheads
  • Navy Posts Successful Test Of Raytheon Block IV Tomahawk Cruise Missile
  • LockMart-Built Trident II D5 Launched In Two-Missile US Navy Test
  • LockMart Announces Firing Of Hellfire II Missile During French Evaluation

  • Banner Year For US Missile Defense Plans
  • Raytheon Awarded Subcontract for Sea-Based X-Band Radar Sustainment Support
  • Raytheon Completes Negotiations Billion Dollar Contract For JLENS Development
  • Lockheed Martin Provides Proven Solutions For Missile Defense

  • IATA Gives Cautious Welcome To EU Emissions Trading Plan
  • EU Proposes CO2 Emission Quotas For Airlines
  • Shoulder Ligament A Linchpin In The Evolution Of Flight
  • EU Compromises On Airlines In Carbon-Trading Scheme

  • Israel Developing Massive New Unmanned Aerial Vehicle
  • Boeing Provides ScanEagle UAV to Australian Army
  • Techsphere Structures Licensing Agreement With Global Skyship Industries
  • Warfare Center To Host Autonomous Unmanned Vehicle Fest 2007

  • Why Move Negroponte
  • Restarting The Factories Of Iraq
  • The Year Rumsfeld's Dream Died
  • Can Congress Stop An Iraq Surge

  • Recon Optical Awarded Contract For Stabilized Remotely Operated Weapon Systems
  • Northrop Grumman Airborne Signals Intelligence Payload Takes To Air On First U-2 Flight
  • Northrop Grumman To Support Analysis Program For US Transportation Command
  • New Evaluation Brigade To Test Emerging Warfighter Technologies

  • The content herein, unless otherwise known to be public domain, are Copyright 1995-2006 - SpaceDaily.AFP and UPI Wire Stories are copyright Agence France-Presse and United Press International. ESA PortalReports are copyright European Space Agency. All NASA sourced material is public domain. Additionalcopyrights may apply in whole or part to other bona fide parties. Advertising does not imply endorsement,agreement or approval of any opinions, statements or information provided by SpaceDaily on any Web page published or hosted by SpaceDaily. Privacy Statement