STPSat-6 contract goes to Orbital ATK

The US Department of Defense (DOD) has awarded Orbital ATK a US$78 million contract to build the STPSat-6 spacecraft. The spacecraft, which will be launched into geosynchronous orbit, will carry a variety of payloads including SABRS (Space and Atmospheric Burst Reporting System) which will detect radiation from space and from nuclear bursts. The spacecraft will be launched in June 2019.

Orbital ATK logo. Courtesy of Orbital ATK

Orbital ATK logo. Courtesy of Orbital ATK

 

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