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Millennium Space Completes Missile Track Custody Critical Design Review

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Millennium Space Completes Missile Track Custody Critical Design Review

Millennium Space Systems announced that it has completed a critical design review for the Missile Track Custody space vehicle it is building for the U.S. Space Force.

The company completed the CDR less than five months after it concluded the preliminary design review for MTC. The CDR was performed using digital engineering techniques, which streamlined data product generation and analysis as the vehicle design matured. Digital techniques also improved communications with suppliers and customers.

With the CDR’s completion, Millennium Space will deliver six vehicles for the MTC Epoch 1. High-fidelity testing for the MTC is envisioned for 2024, Millennium Space Systems said.

The company also completed a program design review for the MTC space vehicle in July.

The company’s MTC contract is for one space vehicle but has options covering two additional vehicles. Millennium won the contract from the Space Force in 2021, alongside RTX.

According to the 2021 contract award, the MTC prototype effort would determine if infrared sensors can effectively detect and track ballistic missiles. MTC is part of the Space Force’s Next-Generation Overhead Persistent Infrared satellite program.

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