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ATK Awarded Network Centric Weather Satellite Program Study Contract

By Keith Cowing
Posted January 7, 2013 1:16 PM

ATK announced today it was awarded a contract from the U.S. Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC) Defense Weather Systems Directorate to execute a study of Network-Centric Small Satellites as an element of SMC’s Weather Satellite Follow-On Activities.

This study will provide comprehensive insight into the capabilities and characteristics of a 21st century weather data service that can systematically augment the legacy Defense Meteorological Satellite Program (DMSP). The study will focus on two aspects of such a mission system: 1) net-centric architectures, and; 2) small, agile, cost-effective heritage spacecraft buses that can be used to support a variety of future weather payloads.

Read more: ATK Awarded Network Centric Weather Satellite Program Study Contract – SpaceRef Business.

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