Boeing Awards Raytheon Hyperspectral Satellite Sensors Contract

satellite airforceRaytheon has won a contract to manufacture hyperspectral imaging technology for two Earth-observation spacecraft under development by Boeing.

Boeing is building the satellites for HySpecIQ and chose Raytheon to provide sensing instruments intended to capture data across the electromagnetic spectrum, Raytheon said Monday.

According to Raytheon, the satellite sensors will work to provide analysts with information to study mineral content in soils, air pollutants and physical characteristics of materials that cannot be detected with the naked eye.

The company will produce the sensor payloads at its El Segundo, Calif., facility and is scheduled to deliver the technology to Boeing in 2017.

Boeing and HySpecIQ’s partnership aims to offer hyperspectral-based surveying, risk management and decision support tools in the government and commercial markets.

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