Northrop-Ball team completes EDU testing for Next-Gen OPIR GEO payload

By Courtney Albon / December 22, 2021 at 12:36 PM
With a recent testing milestone behind them, Northrop Grumman and Ball Aerospace are nearly finished with development of their Next-Generation Overhead Persistent Infrared geosynchronous Earth orbit payload, setting them up to enter what they view as a "low-risk" production phase in the new year. The team is one of two developing payloads for the GEO segment of the Space Force’s Next-Gen OPIR program. Lockheed Martin, prime contractor for Next-Gen GEO, selected designs from Northrop and Ball as well as Raytheon...

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