SEAKR Supports DigitalGlobe’s Next-Generation Imaging Satellite Constellation
SEAKR provides payload processing for WorldView Legion constellation
CENTENNIAL, Colo., – October 31, 2017 – Raytheon selected SEAKR Engineering, Inc. to provide their Hyperion system for the imaging payloads that will be integrated with DigitalGlobe’s WorldView Legion satellite constellation. The Hyperion system will provide the electrical interface between the satellite bus and Raytheon’s payload. Its capabilities include processing, compression and data storage.
SEAKR has delivered and flown Solid State Recorders on nearly all DigitalGlobe missions, including four WorldView satellites. SEAKR also delivered the Spacecraft Control Processor for WorldView-3.
“SEAKR is very pleased to continue our relationship with DigitalGlobe through our newest customer, Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems,” stated Scott Anderson, President and Co-Founder of SEAKR Engineering, Inc.
“SEAKR is excited to provide the next evolution in our line of digital payload processors, building on years of experience and success,” David Miles, SEAKR program manager said. “We have an incredible platform to showcase the capability of our storage and processing systems.”
Raytheon’s new payload doubles DigitalGlobe’s capacity to capture multispectral and 30 cm imagery, while tripling to quadrupling the company’s capacity to image high-demand areas. Once the WorldView Legion constellation is on orbit, DigitalGlobe’s combined constellation will be able to image the most rapidly changing areas on Earth every 20 to 30 minutes, from sunup to sundown, giving customers the ability to make critical decisions with confidence when time is of the essence. The first of the WorldView Legion satellites will be launched in 2020.
About SEAKR Engineering, Inc.
SEAKR Engineering is a world-leading provider of advanced state-of-the-art electronic avionics for space applications. Since its inception in 1983, more than one hundred and fifty SEAKR built units have launched and are operating without failure. SEAKR’s leading edge space avionics include Digital Channelizer/Beamformers, RF payloads, and MODEMs as well as Software-Defined Radios, High-Performance Payload Processors, Modular Command and Data Handling Systems, and Solid State Recorders. SEAKR has a reputation for high-level performance and reliability in severe environments. SEAKR is a U.S. business proud to serve its customers and country.
Raytheon Company, with 2016 sales of $24 billion and 63,000 employees, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, civil government and cybersecurity solutions. With a history of innovation spanning 95 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration, C5ITM products and services, sensing, effects, and mission support for customers in more than 80 countries. Raytheon is headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts. Follow us on Twitter.
DigitalGlobe is the global leader in commercial high-resolution satellite imagery used by decision makers to better understand our changing planet in order to save lives, resources and time. Sourced from the world’s leading constellation, our imagery solutions deliver unmatched coverage and capacity to meet our customers’ most demanding mission requirements. Each day customers in defense and intelligence, public safety, civil agencies, map making and analysis, environmental monitoring, oil and gas exploration, infrastructure management, navigation technology, and providers of location-based services de-pend on DigitalGlobe data, information, technology and expertise to gain actionable in-sight. DigitalGlobe is a business unit of Maxar Technologies, a U.S. operating company (NYSE: MAXR; TSX: MAXR). For more information visit www.DigitalGlobe.com.
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