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Harris Signs Engineering Service Contract With Northrop Grumman MS

Illustration of ASTRO (left) docking with NEXTSat/CSC.
Colorado Springs CO (SPX) Apr 05, 2005
Harris announced Monday that it has signed a contract to support Northrop Grumman Mission Systems (NGMS) in the development of OS/COMET applications for the STPSat-1, NEXTSat and ASTRO satellite missions.

NGMS will provide mission operation services for the three satellites using the OS/COMET product as part of its Space Test Engineering Contract (STEC) with the U.S. Air Force's RDT&E Support Center (RSC) at Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico.

OS/COMET is an advanced software toolset used for satellite command and control.

The announcement was made during the 21st National Space Symposium (Harris Booth #3), being held April 4-7 at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

"Harris and Northrop Grumman are working collaboratively to meet the aggressive schedules required for each satellite mission," said Scott Criley, OS/COMET business development manager, Harris Technical Services Corporation (HTSC).

"OS/COMET will provide a total command and control solution capable of flying the world's most advanced satellite technology for the Air Force."

OS/COMET features commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) capabilities with superior levels of flexibility, allowing the user to automate a ground system solution to any desired level throughout the life of the program.

The engineering services provided by HTSC will enable NGMS to develop standard OS/COMET applications required for each of the three satellites. The work will be completed over the next 12 months.

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