Lockheed to Deploy New Satellite Architecture to Support In-Orbit Mission Changes; Rick Ambrose Quoted

Rick Ambrose

TYSONS CORNER, VA, April 5, 2019 — Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) will integrate a new software-defined space technology, designed to enable the modification of small satellite missions while in orbit, into two nanosatellites that are scheduled to launch this year, ExecutiveBiz reported March 21.

The company said March 20 its SmartSat architecture, which will be part of the Pony Express and Linus programs to launch on the first LM 50 nanosatellite buses, will work to enable in-orbit satellites to accommodate new missions or capabilities as well as autonomously detect, diagnose and counter cyber threats and other issues.

Rick Ambrose, executive vice president of Lockheed’s space business and a 2019 Wash100 awardee, said SmartSat is aimed to facilitate flexibility, resiliency and increased processing power for the company’s customers.

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