WESTMINSTER, Colorado–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Maxar Technologies (NYSE:MAXR) (TSX:MAXR), a provider of complete space solutions and secure and accurate geospatial intelligence, today announced that it has been selected by L3Harris Technologies to design and manufacture 14 platforms -space shapes and associated support for its Tranche 1 Tracking Layer contract with the Space Development Agency (SDA).
The SDA selected L3Harris as the primary for its Tranche 1 tracking layer as part of the National Defense Space Architecture (NDSA) Initial Missile Warning and Tracking Combat Capability. The Tranche 1 tracking layer will provide limited global indications, warnings and tracking of conventional and advanced missile threats, including hypersonic missile systems.
Designed, engineered and built in-house, these modular satellite platforms exemplify Maxar’s ability to adapt and extend its deep experience to deliver agile and affordable solutions in proliferating Low Earth Orbit (LEO) constellations. With this contract, Maxar will provide a solid foundation for the integration of various mission payloads, including optical terminals for spatial mesh networks, Ka-band communications and infrared sensors. Additionally, it will provide ground, operations and sustainment support. Maxar will manufacture the rigs at its factories in Palo Alto and San Jose, Calif., for delivery in 2024, with launches expected to begin in April 2025.
“Maxar is proud to support L3Harris on this critical Space Development Agency mission that highlights our expanding national security capabilities,” said Chris Johnson, senior vice president and general manager for space at Maxar. “This program demonstrates that Maxar is ready to handle a diverse set of missions, and it illustrates how our technology and experience are optimized to bring rapidly deployed and proliferated LEO constellations to market.”
“Developing and manufacturing standardized, commercially available spacecraft for the National Defense space architecture is critical to the Space Development Agency, and the Maxar platform provides incredible capability to the mission solution. L3Harris Tranche 1 Tracking Layer,” said Rob Mitrevski, vice president and general manager. , Spectral Solutions, L3Harris. “The relationship created by our two organizations on this program creates a powerful set of tools in defending our nation against evolving missile threats.”
Maxar Technologies (NYSE:MAXR) (TSX:MAXR) is a provider of complete spatial solutions and secure and accurate geospatial intelligence. We deliver disruptive value to governments and commercial customers to help them monitor, understand and navigate our changing planet; provide global broadband communications; and explore and advance the use of space. Our unique approach combines decades of deep mission understanding and a proven commercial and defense foundation to deploy solutions and deliver insights with unparalleled speed, scale and cost-effectiveness. Maxar’s 4,400 team members in more than 20 global locations are inspired to harness the potential of space to help our customers create a better world. Maxar trades on the New York Stock Exchange and the Toronto Stock Exchange as MAXR. For more information, visit www.maxar.com.
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