Military Embedded Systems

Satellite prototype for military use ordered from General Atomics


August 07, 2020

Lisa Daigle

Assistant Managing Editor

Military Embedded Systems

Image: General Atomics

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. 

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