GEOST, LLC has been awarded the opportunity to provide the mission payloads as a subcontractor under prime awardee Sierra Space for the Space Development Agency’s (SDA) Tracking Layer Tranche 2 missile warning and tracking satellites.
The Tracking Layer Tranche 2 satellites are a critical component in SDA’s proliferated warfighting space architecture to counter hypersonic and advanced missile threats.
GEOST will provide Sierra Space with 16 of its Mercury missile warning and missile tracking payloads and two of its Phoenix fire control payloads for multi-domain missile defense. The company will also be delivering mission processing solutions integrated with its payloads.
GEOST’s design leverages company internal research and development investments in leading-edge sensor designs and advanced algorithms, as well as investments to significantly expand its production capacity.
It builds on existing GEOST expertise developing and building high-performance, multi-orbit payloads for classified and unclassified missions that are affordable, low weight and low power, with integrated on-orbit processing and ground-based infrastructure.
Bill Gattle, CEO of LightRidge Solutions, said; “The contract represents a strategic win for Sierra Space and GEOST as we continue to scale and expand into new mission areas. LightRidge is proud to be part of SDA’s transformational architecture that will provide critical capability to the warfighting infrastructure.
“This award continues LightRidge’s dedication to delivering impactful and differentiated capabilities for integral U.S. National Security Space missions.”
Rich Gray, President of GEOST, noted; “The SDA Tracking Layer Tranche 2 award opens new avenues for GEOST, including applicability to other space-based persistent infrared missions in low- and medium-earth orbits.”