PERATON SUPPORTS SUCCESSFUL LAUNCH OF 10 SDA TRANCHE 0 SATELLITES
Peraton provided full-lifecycle systems engineering and integration services for the Tranche 0 system.
Ten Space Development Agency (SDA) satellites are now in orbit as a result of Peraton’s Mission Systems Engineering and Integration (MSE&I) support to SDA.
On April 2, the SpaceX Falcon 9 reusable rocket departed the atmosphere with ten SDA Tranche 0 satellites consisting of eight transport layer satellites and two tracking layer satellites. This is the first of two launches planned for the Tranche 0 system, which will eventually incorporate 28 satellites, along with ground segments, mission planning and command and control capabilities supporting advanced warfighter mission scenarios and experiments.
Under Peraton’s MSE&I indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract, the company has provided full-lifecycle systems engineering and integration services for the SDA Tranche 0 system.
Tranche 0 is the first in a series of SDA-planned tranches of the Proliferated Warfighter Space Architecture (PWSA). Tranches are planned to deliver capability in two-year increments. The next Tranche 0 launch is planned for June. SDA plans for the PWSA to eventually incorporate hundreds of satellites in Low-Earth Orbit (LEO).