GEOST payloads selected for Space Development Agency satellites – Space News

WASHINGTON — GEOST, a supplier of optical sensor payloads for military satellites, announced Sept. 11 it won a contract to produce eight payloads for missile-tracking satellites that Northrop Grumman is building for the U.S. Space Development Agency…

SDA, a U.S. Space Force organization, calls its layered network of satellites the Proliferated Warfighter Space Architecture. It includes a Transport Layer of interconnected communications satellites that will transmit data collected by the Tracking Layer missile-detection and early-warning sensor satellites.

Joshua Hartman, LightRidge Solutions chief growth and strategy officer, said the payloads are designed to “protect and defend the host asset while also providing threat characterization and warning across the satellite architecture. They support the survivability, and therefore resilience, of the assets and overall architecture during attacks.”

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