Albuquerque, NM (JANUARY 20, 2019) – Millennium engineers, built, tested, and provided launch services and satellite operations for a pair of CubeSats in partnership with NASA, the Department of Defense, the Department of Homeland Security, and our corporate partners. The program aims to demonstrate the use of cubesat satellite technologies for detection and reporting of search and rescue beacons. Due to the increasing amount of ice free waters in the Arctic region, maritime traffic in the region is expanding, requiring additional resources for the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG). Because of the extreme weather and remote location, it is critical for the U.S. to have the capability to detect and report search and rescue beacons to rescue forces as quickly as possible. The mission is evaluating the effectiveness of space-based sensors to achieve the timely detection of rescue beacons in the Arctic. With a successful demonstration using the two CubeSats, DHS and the USCG can move forward with an operational mission that would greatly assist the USCG in its objective of ensuring safe, secure, and environmentally responsible maritime activity in U.S. Arctic waters. Millennium and our partners collaborated during the design of the government owned satellites, and together we procured the satellite components, assembled the spacecraft, designed and executed environmental and functional tests, and constructed a Satellite Operations Center (SOC) to communicate and control the satellites in orbit. The cubesats were successfully launched on a Space-X Falcon 9 launch and are currently on-orbit.