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Millennium Space Completes Program Design Review for Space Force Missile Tracking Capability Effort

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Millennium Space Completes Program Design Review for Space Force Missile Tracking Capability Effort

Millennium Space Systems, a Boeing subsidiary, has completed a Space Systems Command program design review for its Missile Track Custody space vehicle.

The design review is part of Millennium’s MTC space vehicle contract with the U.S. Space Force. The base contract covers one space vehicle, although the deal comes with options covering two more vehicles. The company also expects another contract for three additional vehicles in the fourth quarter of 2023.

The completion of the PDR ensures that the program is on schedule for a critical design review in Q4 2023, Millennium Space Systems said Wednesday.

Frank Calvelli, assistant secretary of the Air Force for space acquisition and integration, said the Space Force wants smaller, proliferated and resilient satellites across multiple mission areas, including missile defense. Calvelli, who spoke at the Potomac Officers Club’s 2023 Industrial Space Defense Summit, noted that the MTC will enhance the U.S. military’s ability to track threats.

According to Via Satellite, work under the MTC program would deliver small medium-Earth orbit-based missile warning satellites. Millennium Space based its MTC vehicle on its Altair spacecraft, which previously underwent design reviews.

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