Satellite prototype for military use ordered from General AtomicsNews
August 07, 2020
SAN DIEGO. General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems (GA-EMS) has won a contract to supply the U.S. Space Force Electro-Optical Infrared (EO/IR) Weather System (EWS) satellite program under the Space Enterprise Consortium (SpEC).
Under the terms of the agreement, GA-EMS will design and manufacture a prototype spacecraft, integrate the EWS payload, and provide on-orbit mission-control services to support collection of theater weather imagery and other weather data for worldwide military operational use.
The EWS program finds GA-EMS teaming with EOVista, Atmospheric and Environmental Research Inc. (AER), and Braxton Technologies.