SNC Space Systems completes Preliminary Design Review for DOD’s STPSat-5 satellite
Thursday August 13, 2015
LOUISVILLE -- Sierra Nevada Space Systems announced it successfully completed the Preliminary Design Review (PDR) of the STPSat-5 satellite for the U.S. Dept. of Defense (DOD).
SNC is the prime contractor on the STPSat-5 program, leading the design and integration of the next-generation science and technology demonstration satellite for the DOD.
SNC said the PDR is a comprehensive evaluation of the entire satellite and all of its systems and is a critical milestone in the testing of the satellite.
By successfully completing the PDR, SNC said its now moves into the Critical Design Phase of the program in which technical designs are finalized before manufacture and integration of the satellite and its payloads.
“This successful PDR validates that our STPSat-5 design meets or exceeds all mission requirements as defined by our customer,” said John Roth, SNC Space Systems’ VP of business development.
“We appreciate the collaborative environment fostered by STP to achieve a highly capable microsatellite that enables flight verification of key DOD technologies.”
STPSat-5 is administered by NASA’s Ames Research Center. The science and technology payloads will be integrated into the satellite at SNC’s Space Systems division in Louisville.