SSC pursuing rapid prototyping model for GPS satellites

By Shelley K. Mesch / February 6, 2024 at 4:44 PM
Space Systems Command is looking to develop and launch a set of prototype satellites for a GPS constellation, seemingly following the lead of the Space Development Agency's spiral development model. Tranche 0 of this program would be an on-orbit demonstration of satellites that can broadcast viable and reliable GPS signals, launch within 12 months of the contract date and operate at Medium Earth Orbit, according to a request for information posted yesterday . SSC is looking to “increase the pace...

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