Albuquerque, NM (APRIL 19, 2018) – Millennium Engineering and Integration Company (Millennium) will complete development, integration, and launch processing of two Cubesat satellites, including flight software and ground support systems for Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Polar Scout and Air Force ORS-7 mission.
ORS-7/Polar Scout is a set of two satellites with a payload that can sense emergency beacons from boats, airplanes and other distress emitters. Polar Scout plans to demonstrate its ability to compliment or gap-fill those satellites monitoring the Arctic and other remote areas. Millennium brokered the launch via SpaceFlight Industries of Seattle, WA on a Falcon 9 Rideshare to be launched out of Vandenberg AFB early fall placing both units in a sun-synchronous orbit. Partnering with the USAF Space Command Rapid Capabilities Office (SpRCO), Rincon Research Corporation, Utah State’s Space Dynamics Laboratory, and Raytheon Missile Systems in Tucson, AZ, Millennium led the development and demonstrated a prototype rapid production line capable of scaling to larger quantities and larger satellites. These two units are the first operational satellites from this collaboration.
Millennium is the prime contractor on a responsive-space focused contract architected to provide responsive, integrated, and cost-effective space solutions to the U.S. Government.
Millennium is a Veteran-Owned Small Business (VOSB) delivering unrivaled engineering services, flight safety software, and solutions to its government and commercial customers. With a singular focus on customer satisfaction, they have established themselves as one of the nation’s premiere multidisciplinary engineering services and solution providers serving the U.S. Government and commercial industries. With 20+ years of stellar performance, Millennium is known as a trusted technical and engineering advisor, systems engineering and integration (SE&I) contractor, and solutions provider for customers in the space, defense, cyber, intelligence, aviation, and healthcare markets.