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U.S. Space Force asks Maxar to develop missile data processing prototype

Paris, 2 November 2020. – The U.S. Space Force selected Maxar Technologies to develop a mission data processing prototype, the Colorado-based company announced.

Maxar is to develop “prototype mission data processing applications for the Future Operationally Resilient Ground Evolution Mission Data Processing (FORGE MDP) program located within the Cross-Mission Ground & Communications Enterprise at the Space & Missile Systems Center,” the company said.

“The U.S. Space Force is responsible for processing and managing increasingly large amounts of data from its satellite constellations,” Maxar said. “FORGE MDP will modernize and streamline the existing ground system into an architecture that is open, scalable, modular and resilient to meet next-generation mission requirements and exploit data from future satellite constellations. As an essential component of FORGE MDP, Maxar’s applications rapidly process satellite data to provide missile warning and other mission-critical notifications.”

The contract is valued at $8.5 million over 12 months and was awarded through the Space Enterprise Consortium, managed by Advanced Technology International, a non-profit organization dedicated to technology cooperation.

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