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ASTRA Selected for Space Force’s Cloud Characterization Tech Project


The U.S. Space Force has tasked Atmosphere and Space Technology Research Associates to build and test a military-grade prototype technology intended to characterize Earth's clouds.

ASTRA said Tuesday it will collaborate with Lockheed Martin, Atmospheric and Environmental Research, Pumpkin and Science and Technology Corp. to develop the cloud characterization system based on electro-optical/infrared technology.

The team aims to demonstrate the Rapid Revisit Optical Cloud Imager prototype under the first phase of the EO/IR Weather System development project.

The system will be designed to support the Space and Missile Systems Center's global environmental monitoring efforts in low-Earth orbit.

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Written by Nichols Martin

a staff writer at Executive Mosaic, produces articles on the federal government's technology and business interests. The coverage of these articles include government contracting, cybersecurity, information technology, health care and national security.

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