The U.S. Air Force plans to buy a small version of the National Polar-Orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System (Npoess) spacecraft to house its forthcoming Defense Weather Satellite System (DWSS), says Douglas Loverro, deputy of the Space and Missile Systems Center here. The decision to go with a smaller satellite bus will pull about 35% of the weight from the spacecraft, he tells Aviation Week. It comes after months of wrangling over the future of the U.S. government’s future ...
THIS CONTENT REQUIRES SUBSCRIPTION ACCESS
You must be a paid subscriber to access "USAF To House DWSS on Small Npoess Bus".
Current Aviation Week Intelligence Network (AWIN) enterprise and individual members: please go to http://awin.aviationweek.com for access.
Not currently a subscriber? Click on the "Learn More" button below to view subscription offers.