U.S. Air Force Picks 14 Companies To Support Hosted Payload Efforts

7/11/2014
Gruss, M. (2014 July 11). U.S. Air Force Picks 14 Companies To Support Hosted Payload Efforts. Retrieved from http://www.spacenews.com.

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Air Force awarded contracts to 14 space companies to facilitate the placement of military payloads aboard commercial satellites, a key step in the service’s ongoing exploration of alternative ways to deploy space-based capabilities.

Through the Hosted Payload Solutions program, HoPS for short, the Air Force is aiming to create a contracting vehicle to standardize the processes and interfaces for placing dedicated military capabilities aboard commercial satellites.

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