Boeing Satellite to Carry HySpecIQ’s Imaging Payload into Space; Craig Cooning Comments

Craig-CooningBoeing Co. will build its first commercial batch of the company’s 502 Phoenix small satellites under a contract to carry HySpecIQ‘s hyperspectral payload into space.

Two Phantom Phoenix-based satellites are scheduled for launch in 2018 to perform command and control operations, image processing and imagery data storage, Boeing said Wednesday.

“Our 502 Phoenix is well-suited for a range of missions that includes electro-optical imaging and remote sensing, space situational awareness and satellite communications,” said Craig Cooning, president of Boeing’s network and space systems business unit.

“This combines a flexible satellite system design with an innovative business model, demonstrating our commitment to evolve our satellite portfolio into adjacent markets,” he added.

The hyperspectral imaging system works to identify objects and materials using spectral color bands.

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