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7 NRO CubeSats to Fly With DigitalGlobe's WorldView-4 Satellite on Atlas V Rocket

7 NRO CubeSats to Fly With DigitalGlobe's WorldView-4 Satellite on Atlas V Rocket - top government contractors - best government contracting event

cubesatDigitalGlobe has announced plans to launch seven miniaturized satellites onboard a United Launch Alliance-built Atlas V rocket as part of the rideshare program for the WorldView-4 mission.

Seven National Reconnaissance Office-sponsored CubeSats will fly onboard the Boeing““Lockheed Martin joint venture's rocket that is scheduled to launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California in mid-September to bring DigitalGlobe's WorldView-4 imaging satellite to space, DigitalGlobe said Monday.

ULA will use its Centaur Aft Bulkhead Carrier to send the CubeSats into low-Earth orbit.

DigitalGlobe collaborated with Lockheed, ULA, Tyvak Nano-Satellite Systems and California Polytechnic State University to help advance the CubeSat rideshare program.

Lockheed has begun the final phase of test and shipment preparations for DigitalGlobe's WorldView-4 that is slated for launch on Sept. 15.

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Written by Jane Edwards

is a staff writer at Executive Mosaic, where she writes for ExecutiveBiz about IT modernization, cybersecurity, space procurement and industry leaders’ perspectives on government technology trends.

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