Successful integration of sensor payload with satellite bus paves way for delivery later this year
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Goodrich Corporation (NYSE: GR) has successfully integrated its electro-optic/infrared (EO/IR) sensor payload with the spacecraft bus for ORS-1, the first satellite in the Operationally Responsive Space program designed to support Combatant Command operations. The successful integration effort paves the way for environmental and acceptance testing, the next steps of the program which lead to satellite delivery in the fourth quarter of 2010. The integration activity took place at Goodrich's ISR Systems facility in Danbury, Conn.
"The integration of the payload and spacecraft bus is a major milestone that moves this important program another step closer to delivering critical ISR capabilities to the warfighter," said Andreas Nonnenmacher, Goodrich ISR Systems' vice president.
The ORS-1 satellite will provide a multi-spectral imaging capability to support U.S. Central Command's Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) mission needs.
Goodrich, the lead systems integrator for the ORS-1 program, is providing the satellite's sensor payload. The payload leverages the latest evolution of the Goodrich SYERS-2 multi-spectral sensor, the primary imaging sensor used on the U-2 reconnaissance plane. Goodrich is also providing a ground segment that formats the data from the sensor payload to be compatible with the downstream processing, exploitation, and dissemination used for the operational SYERS-2 sensor. The ORS-1 spacecraft bus is built by ATK Space Systems and is based on their TacSat-3 bus. It includes an integrated propulsion system as well as other critical subsystems for communications, attitude control, thermal control, command and data handling.
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