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SSL's Rob Zitz: Agencies to Leverage Small Satellites for Large Spacecraft Capability Enhancement

SSL's Rob Zitz: Agencies to Leverage Small Satellites for Large Spacecraft Capability Enhancement - top government contractors - best government contracting event
Rob Zitz
SSL's Rob Zitz: Agencies to Leverage Small Satellites for Large Spacecraft Capability Enhancement - top government contractors - best government contracting event
Rob Zitz

Rob Zitz, senior vice president and chief strategy officer for government systems at Maxar Technologies' SSL subsidiary, has said he believes intelligence and defense agencies will look to small satellites in the next few years to build up the capabilities of large spacecraft owned and run by the government, SpaceNews reported Tuesday.

“We see growth in terms of contracts and in terms of studies we believe will lead to very large contracts for these smaller satellites,“ Zitz told the publication at the Small Satellite Conference in Logan, Utah.

He noted that agencies may potentially acquire small satellites whose mass ranges from 100 to 700 kilograms to carry larger payloads in support of government satellite constellations.

The report said SSL has established at its San Jose, Calif.-based facility a new division focused on small satellites.

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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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