The balloons reach up to 85,000-100,000 feet in altitude, and at that height, payloads
experience space-like conditions in terms of pressure, temperature, and radiation environment.
The RF Payload
Center of Excellence will focus on developing reconfigurable payloads
and advancing satellite systems that many already rely on, from high-def television broadcasts to GPS transmissions and secure government communications.
Boeing will investigate hosting a scientific payload
on a commercial satellite under a new six-month contract awarded by the Air Force s Space and Missiles Systems Center (SMC).
Although the hosted payload
concept dates back to the early seventies, it has only recently turned into a hot debate, with the establishment of industry associations augmenting awareness of the benefits of hosted government payloads
on commercial satellites.
The company's team of experts and vast experience in sensor integration, vibration isolation, disturbance rejection, and dedicated video processing has made HoodTech the preferred supplier of highly mass-efficient, low SWaP, small UAV ISR imaging payloads
Boeing's history of hosted payloads
dates back to 1993, when the company helped the U.
We load planes up with a payload
of grass seed, lime and fertilizer, and we aerially treat these areas by dumping this mixture onto a section of land that's relatively inaccessible by any other means," says Quentin Smith, environmental engineer, Inco's Environment, Health and Safety Department.
It comes in three versions with payloads
ranging from 110 to 154 lb.
Photo: (Ran only in AV edition--Color) An artist's conception shows the Eclipse Astroliner, which would be towed aloft and fly on rocket power to release its payloads
By last fall, an improved version of Pegasus had successfully launched four payloads
, including a NASA mission to study Earth's auroras.
Following discussions with the Hosted Payload
Alliance, Euroconsult decided to pursue development of a report on government-funded secondary payloads
on a commercial satellite.
Using its partnerships with suppliers and research universities, the center will develop a variety of technologies commonly incorporated in RF payloads
, such as antennas, arrays and transmitters for the full spectrum of bandwidth.
Contract Awarded to Provide a rapid and flexible means for the government to acquire commercial hosting capabilities for government payloads
However, numerous countries are undertaking strategies to equip their fleets with combat UAVs in the future, which is expected to bolster the demand for weaponry payloads
20 Major German UAV Payloads
and Subsystems Programmes and Contracts (Programme/Contract, Details, Value/Date, Key Companies Involved)