Harris to provide imaging payload on new military spacecraft

  • 10-Jan-2011 03:03 EST

Sierra Nevada Corp. awarded Harris Corp. a 30-month, $42 million contract to supply antenna and radar electronics for a satellite that will provide military commanders in the field with timely, high-resolution radar imagery of the Earth's surface— regardless of weather conditions or time of day. Harris will design, build, and integrate the synthetic aperture radar satellite payload for Sierra Nevada as part of NASA's Rapid Response Space Works and Modular Space Vehicles program for the U.S. Department of Defense's Operationally Responsive Space Office. The payload architecture, designed to support a new family of modular military satellites, offers flexibility to support multiple missions with minimal changes in the basic design.

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