Defense News: Space Force issues $32 million contract for prototype space-based sensor

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Space Force has awarded GEOST a $32 million contract modification for prototype space domain awareness payloads which will be hosted on a number of different satellites.

The contract modification is part of a Space Force effort to host small, low-cost sensors on a number of different satellites — owned by either the U.S. government or international partners — in geosynchronous orbit, augmenting the service’s ability to understand what is going on in space.

GEOST — an Arozona-based company that builds small- to medium-sized, electro-optical/infrared sensors —noted in a Dec. 21 statement it is already involved with that effort, having recently completed a critical design review of its payload. The contract modification brings the total value of GEOST’s contract to $39 million.

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