L3Harris developing a constellation of small spy satellites for U.S. Air Force

July 8, 2020
The classified “responsive space” program moved from contract to deployment in two years, Sandra Erwin reports for SpaceNews.com.

WASHINGTON - L3Harris Technologies has launched the first satellite of a remote sensing constellation it is developing for the U.S. Air Force, Sandra Erwin reports for SpaceNews.comContinue reading original article.

The Intelligent Aerospace take:

July 8, 2020 -The Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicles Secondary Payload Adapter, or ESPA-class, satellite system will use L3Harris’ fully reprogrammable payload platform — allowing operators to reconfigure smallsat payloads on orbit to changing missions. The company’s High Compaction Ratio unfurlable X-band reflector is also on board to enable high-speed data communication. L3Harris is an end-to-end solutions provider for affordable, responsive smallsat systems that deliver high value for the most challenging Department of Defense and Intelligence Community missions.

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Jamie Whitney, Associate Editor
Intelligent Aerospace

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