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Raytheon Participates In Key Satellite Payload Trade Study

File image: Northrop Grumman satellite
by Staff Writers
El Segundo CA (SPX) Jul 01, 2008
Raytheon has successfully completed a key satellite payload trade study with Northrop Grumman, the prime contractor for the Space Tracking and Surveillance System.

Results of the study may be used to enhance the performance of follow-on satellites, improving their capacity to provide timely midcourse tracking data and report missile attacks.

The Missile Defense Agency plans to develop and maintain a small constellation of satellites to detect enemy missiles through all phases of flight.

Building on its successful demonstrator payload design, Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems seeks to provide system architecture and sensor upgrades for the satellites.

Advanced demonstrator payloads developed by SAS consist of an acquisition and a tracking sensor and a processing subsystem for integration into STSS satellites.

Raytheon's early warning technology permits acquisition and tracking above and below the horizon.

"The important work we do today to further leverage the technical capabilities of the Space Tracking and Surveillance System sensors will help strengthen our nation's missile defense capabilities far into the future," said Brian Arnold, vice president for the Space Systems group of SAS.

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