Kratos Defense and Security Solutions Inc. announced on Jan. 30 that it successfully demonstrated a satellite control technology. Specifically, Kratos software commanded a spacecraft using the U.S. Air Force’s Enterprise Ground Services framework, and demonstrated that its technology was mature.
Satellite services are one technological specialty of San Diego-based Kratos (Nasdaq: KTOS).
“The Kratos demonstration supports the Air Force’s strategic approach to implementing a common service-based satellite ground infrastructure that will evolve current satellite ground systems into one platform,” the San Diego company said in a statement. “EGS [Enterprise Ground Services] is a critical enabling technology that is focused on a sustainable, resilient space architecture that can respond to emerging threats and protect space-based assets.”
Kratos conducted the test in conjunction with Millennium Space Systems, a Boeing company, and its on-orbit Pathfinder spacecraft; Swedish Space Corp. with its worldwide ground antenna network; and the Air Force’s Space Management Battle Lab in Colorado Springs, Colorado.