Harris Corporation Successfully Launches Its First Smallsat;
Harris Corporation Successfully Launches Its First Smallsat; Showcases Company’s Complete Mission Solution
- Offers affordable solution for customers with very high-speed communications requirements
- Relies on persistent, resilient mission architecture; reduces customer risk
- Leverages Harris’ 50-year legacy in exquisite satellite technologies
MELBOURNE, Fla. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — December 6, 2018 — Harris Corporation (NYSE: HRS) successfully launched and communicated with its first small satellite from India’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle – showcasing the company’s ability to provide complete end-to-end mission solutions for the fast-growing smallsat market.
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Harris Corporation's HSAT small satellite (Photo: Business Wire)
Harris Satellite (HSAT) is a briefcase-size 6U cubesat that provides an affordable solution for defense and commercial customers with very high-speed satellite communications requirements. Designed to fly in low Earth orbit, it features a persistent, resilient mission architecture that can be reconfigured after launch – reducing risk for customers.
HSAT leverages the company’s 50-year legacy providing exquisite satellites and its advanced, miniaturized technology capabilities. Harris will operate the smallsat from its satellite operations center and ground station in Palm Bay, Florida. Initial on-orbit testing indicates HSAT is performing as expected.
“HSAT’s successful launch and...