Space Development Agency Approves L3Harris’ Missile-Tracking Satellite Design

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L3Harris Technologies successfully completed the final design review for the Space Development Agency’s missile-tracking program. The company will continue with development and integration of four satellites for Tracking Layer Tranche 0 under a $193 million firm, fixed-price contract.

L3Harris completed Critical Design Review in November, and the company will proceed through build, integration, test, and acceptance on the way to the launch phase in early 2023.

“Rapid deployment programs, such as this one, demonstrate early missile warning and tracking missions can be efficient, affordable, and developed at a pace that keeps up with emerging threats,” said Ed Zoiss, President, L3Harris Space & Airborne Systems. “L3Harris purchased subsystems and other material and began building while completing the design to demonstrate speed to deployment.”

L3Harris has prioritized investments in end-to-end satellite solutions in spacecraft, payloads, ground software and advanced algorithms. L3Harris is also developing a prototype for the Missile Defense Agency’s Hypersonic and Ballistic Tracking Space Sensor.

L3Harris first received the Tracking Layer Tranche 0 award in 2020 and the contract runs through 2025.



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