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AI-enabled small-sat constellation to be deployed under partnership

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June 09, 2020

Emma Helfrich

Associate Editor

Military Embedded Systems

AI-enabled small-sat constellation to be deployed under partnership
Photo courtesy of York Space Systems.

DENVER, Colo. York Space Systems, an aerospace company specializing in complete space segment customer solutions and the manufacturer of standardized spacecraft platforms, announced that the company has been chosen as a strategic partner & subcontractor by LatConnect 60, who is currently developing a small satellite constellation intended to provide greater access and control to critical Earth observation data required by the Australian government and a wide range of commercial clients across the world.

According to the company, York Space Systems will manufacture its unique spacecraft platform for the constellation as well as provide its full mission operations and deployment capabilities at an efficient cost and delivery time.

The companies claim that LatConnect 60's initial constellation of three satellites will carry multiple payloads, with each satellite capable of both RF Signal Intelligence and High Resolution Multispectral Imaging. The first satellite is scheduled for launch in June 2021.

LatConnect 60 is working to deliver artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities onboard its satellites, where each satellite will be designed to autonomously geolocate and process RF signals identified in order to trigger its imaging payload and any other secondary payloads to conduct data collection over an Area of Interest. Collected data is fused and delivered to end users in an Activity Intelligence Report.