General Atomics Featuring New Satellite Solutions at 35th Space Symposium

SAN DIEGO, CA, 02 APRIL 2019 - General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems (GA-EMS) announced today that it will be exhibiting its latest innovations in hosted payload satellite technologies at the 35th Space Symposium, April 8-11, in Colorado Springs, CO. During the exhibition, GA-EMS will provide updates regarding recent contract awards and advancements in optimized hosted payload spacecraft to deliver multiple customer payloads meeting their requirement in low earth orbit and beyond.

“Since last year’s Space Symposium, we’ve received contracts that will leverage our scalable architectures, volume-efficient packaging, manufacturing expertise, and on-orbit experience to launch customer missions into space,” stated Scott Forney, president of GA-EMS. “Two of these contracts anticipate launch dates as early as 2021 and 2022, demonstrating the flexibility of our Orbital Test Bed (OTB) platform approach to rapidly and cost-efficiently accommodate specific customer payload and mission requirements.”

GA-EMS is working with NASA to host the Multi-Angle Imager for Aerosols (MAIA) payload on an optimized OTB satellite and is under contract to the Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center Hosted Payload Solutions (HoPS) program for the Argos Advanced Data Collection System (A-DCS). GA-EMS is also part of the Draper team supporting NASA’s Commercial Lunar Payload Services (CLPS) program, which will return NASA to the moon.

“This is a very exciting time for us, as we anticipate the imminent launch of our first OTB spacecraft on the next Falcon Heavy, which will deliver multiple payloads, including the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory’s Deep Space Atomic Clock, to low Earth orbit,” added Nick Bucci, vice president of Missile Defense and Space Systems at GA-EMS. “We have generated a great deal of momentum this past year and firmly believe that our customer-centric approach to providing flexible, scalable and optimized bus designs along with launch coordination and on-orbit mission control services, is critical to delivering payloads when and where customers need them as efficiently as possible.”

GA-EMS will be exhibiting in Booth #330, located in the Exhibit Center at the Broadmoor Hotel, site of the 35th 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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