Millennium Space Systems’ Wide Field of View Satellite Completes Tests


(El Segundo, CA) A geosynchronous satellite, first is based on the actual term.  Geosynchronous, as a term, is a reference to a satellite’s orbital period.  This orbital period, if it is to be called geosynchronous, has to be aligned with the Earth’s rotation.  Geo is a reference to the Planet Earth.  When a satellite is in geosynchronous orbit, it travels sidereal days.  Additionally, after a sidereal day, the geosynchronous satellite returns to the same position in the sky.  Furthermore, the path that it traveled, is referred to as an analemma.  Recently, Millennium Space Systems, Inc. announced that, it is an expert of satellites.  Specifically, the aforementioned business revealed that, its Wide Field of View Satellite (W.F.O.V.) has completed tests.  This satellite is meant for the U.S. Air Force.  Specifically, it is for the U.S. Air Force’s Space and Missile Systems Center (S.M.C.).
            The U.S. Air Force’s Space and Missile Systems Center (S.M.C.), is the U.S. Air Force Space Command.  Additionally and currently, the U.S. Air Force Space Command has an ongoing mission.  The ongoing mission is a next-generation, overhead persistent infrared (O.P.I.R.) mission.  The goal is to provide critical risk reduction, along with, mission data.  The former and the latter, will be used to develop a next-generation missile warning system.  For this purpose a geosynchronous satellite is needed.  However and returning to, the term geosynchronous, the aforementioned does have a step forward.  The step forward is geostationary.  A geostationary satellite is in orbit over the Earth’s equator.  As a result; a geostationary satellite can be viewed from different positions of the Earth’s surface, and, it will appear in the same position in the sky.  This unique phenomenon permits for the continuous operations, from one point on the ground.  Therefore, a geostationary satellite is perfectly suited for use, as a communications satellite.  Overall, there are three highlighted advantages of geosynchronous satellites.  The three advantages are; the capability to collect high temporal resolution data, a simplified ability to track a satellite from its corresponding Earth stations and it can always be found in the same position in the sky. 
            Returning to, the Wide Field of View Satellite, the aforementioned is a geosynchronous satellite.  Post completion of tests, this satellite is destined for orbit.  Additionally and while the satellite is in orbit, it will provide critical mission data, for the U.S. Air Force’s next-generation missile warning system.  For the destiny in orbit, Millennium Space Systems’ Wide Field of View Satellite, is based on the Aquila M8 platform series.  The Aquila M8 platform series, is also, Millennium Space Systems’ proprietary technology.  The goal is transformational overhead persistent infrared (O.P.I.R.) six degree technology.  Millennium Space Systems’ Wide Field of View Satellite is on the schedule for a launch, sometime in the year 2021.  For the launch, it is planned that, a United Launch Alliance Atlas V Rocket will be used.  The completed tests were conducted at Boeing’s Space Environment Test Facility.  The latter, is located in El Segundo, California U.S.A.  The conducted tests include a series of sound tests, a simulated liftoff, a simulated ascent, simulation of extreme temperature swings and other types of testing that simulate a space environment.  Additionally, the satellite’s computer system was tested for potential electromagnetic interference.  This test was conducted, interestingly, inside a noise free anechoic chamber. 
            To end, Millennium Space Systems, Inc. is a completely owned subsidiary of The Boeing Company (NYSE:  BA).  Additionally, it did release press statements.  Major Brian Curd is the Chief of the O.P.I.R. Advanced Payloads and Demonstrations at the U.S. Air Force’s Space and Missile Systems Center.  Through a press statement, Major Curd said the following.  “We’ve passed one of the largest hurdles remaining for the WFOV program.  Now that we’ve successfully completed all primary phases of the environmental test campaign, we’re looking forward to buttoning up the satellite and getting it on orbit as soon as possible.  It will be a great asset to national defense.”  Duane Dier is the Program Manager of the Wide Field of View Satellite at Millennium Space Systems, Inc.  Through a press statement, Mr. Dier said the following.  “Environmental test completion marks the end of the largest and most comprehensive set of space simulation tests in Millennium Space Systems’ 18-year history.  These successful tests further demonstrate Millennium’s commitment to providing cost-effective and schedule-efficient solutions to our U.S. government customers with flawless execution.”  As previously stated, Millennium Space Systems, Inc. recently announced that, it is an expert of satellites.  Specifically, the aforementioned business revealed that, its Wide Field of View Satellite (W.F.O.V.) has completed tests.  This satellite is meant for the U.S. Air Force.  Lastly and specifically, it is for the U.S. Air Force’s Space and Missile Systems Center (S.M.C.). 

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09/21/2019

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