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U.S. Air Force Taps SSL for Hosted Government Payload on Commercial Satellites

September 5, 2014

Space Systems/Loral reported that it was selected by the U.S. Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center to work with U.S. Government agencies to host government payloads on commercial satellites.

According to a media release, the SMC awarded SSL an indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract for both geostationary and Low Earth Orbit (LEO)/Medium Earth Orbit missions.

Valued at a maximum of $494.5 million, the Hosted Payload Solutions contracts pre-qualify SSL to bid on opportunities for hosted payloads, which can help the U.S. Government get a variety of missions to orbit by integrating them with commercial satellites. The hosted payload concept speeds access to space and reduces space segment cost for both government and commercial missions.

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