Air Force Launches L3Harris-Built Reconfigurable Imaging Smallsat; Ed Zoiss Quoted

Ed Zoiss
Ed Zoiss
Ed Zoiss
Ed Zoiss

The U.S. Air Force and L3Harris Technologies have launched a small satellite that will serve as part of a constellation intended to support end-to-end communications and on-orbit imaging operations.

L3Harris said Monday it is under contract to design, develop, produce and test the smallsats that feature reconfigurable payload elements as well as the company's X-band reflector technology.

According to L3Harris, the Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicles Secondary Payload Adapter-class satellite system is intended to have a reprogrammable platform to support missions that change operations while in orbit.

The company will also command the satellites and facilitate on-board processing of imaging data as the prime contractor for the firm-fixed-price award.

Ed Zoiss, president of space and airborne systems at L3Harris, said the company and the Air Force had “pulled the pieces together“ to execute the demonstration of the smallsat system.

L3Harris has been developing and supporting satellite missions as a supplier and provider of hosted payload over the past few decades, he noted.

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