General Atomics Exhibiting Modular, Flexible Satellite Platforms at 34th Space Symposium

SAN DIEGO, CA, 11 APRIL 2018 - General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems (GA-EMS) announced today that it will be exhibiting its satellite and space system technologies at the 34th Space Symposium, April 15-19, 2018 in Colorado Springs, CO. GA-EMS continues to expand its portfolio of small satellite and mission-support capabilities, providing ground-to-space solutions for nano, micro and small satellites that offer a high degree of modularity and payload flexibility to suit a variety of mission and customer requirements.

“We’re exhibiting at the Space Symposium to introduce attendees to our range of innovative, cost saving platforms, payload and mission support capabilities, and our history of launch and operations success,” stated Scott Forney, president of GA-EMS. “From concept to on-orbit, we provide the design, integration, test, manufacturing, and launch expertise necessary to help meet customer-specific mission requirements.”

“Our satellites and payloads support defense, telecommunications, navigation, earth observation, technology demonstration, and academic missions,” added Nick Bucci, vice president of Missile Defense and Space Systems at GA-EMS. “Our unique designs can launch multiple payloads on a single platform, eliminating the need for customers to bear the costly burden of a dedicated platform and launch.”

GA-EMS will be featuring the Orbital Test Bed (OTB), a new paradigm for low-Earth orbit hosted payload satellites. OTB is a versatile, modular platform based on a flight-proven “hosting” model that provides customers with affordable access to space to test and qualify technologies. GA-EMS is currently completing final pre-flight testing for the OTB mission that will launch as part of the U.S. Air Force’s Space Technology Program (STP-2) flight on the SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket. The OTB mission is to host several payloads for technology demonstration, including the Deep Space Atomic Clock designed and built by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory on behalf of the Space Technology Mission Directorate, for future deep space navigation and exploration.

GA-EMS is scheduling meetings for interested attendees at their exhibit Booth #140, located in the Exhibit Center at the Broadmoor Resort, site of the 34th Space Symposium. Event details are available at

About General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems

General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems (GA-EMS) Group is a global leader in the research, design, and manufacture of first-of-a-kind electromagnetic and electric power generation systems. GA-EMS’ history of research, development, and technology innovation has led to an expanding portfolio of specialized products and integrated system solutions supporting aviation, space systems and satellites, missile defense, power and energy, and processing and monitoring applications for critical defense, industrial, and commercial customers worldwide.

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