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Intelsat General To Study Commercialization of Satellite Control Network For USAF

The Kaena Point Satellite Tracking Station is part of the Air Force Satellite Control Network, which consists of antennas located at tracking stations around the world. The AFSCN supports Department of Defense, U.S. government and allied satellites and space vehicles whose missions include manned spaceflight, communications, reconnaissance, navigation, weather and early warning. Image Credit: USAF

The Kaena Point Satellite Tracking Station is part of the Air Force Satellite Control Network, which consists of antennas located at tracking stations around the world. The AFSCN supports Department of Defense, U.S. government and allied satellites and space vehicles whose missions include manned spaceflight, communications, reconnaissance, navigation, weather and early warning. Image Credit: USAF

 Colorado Space News – January 23, 2015 – Intelsat General Corp. is one of four companies awarded a contract by the U.S. Air Force (USAF) to study the viability of using commercial facilities and operations expertise for the tracking, telemetry and command (TT&C) of government satellites.

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Block II & Block III Contract Award

The Raytheon Company, Aurora, Colorado, was awarded an $886,440,679 contract which will provide for command, control and mission support for the Block II and Block III family of satellites; support existing and new interface; and support the evolution of the systems to a net-centric paradigm. At this time, $300,000 has been obligated. 55 CONS/LGCD, Offutt Air Force Base, Neb., is the contracting activity (N61339-03-D-0300).

http://www.defense.gov/contracts/contract.aspx?contractid=4225

Braxton Orbital Analysis Software Contract

image oas1Braxton Technologies, LLC today announced a one and a half-year contract with Boeing Space and Intelligence Systems to supply Orbital Analysis Software for Boeing 702MP, 702HP and geomobile satellites. This system will augment Boeing’s extensive suite of orbital analysis software tools for transfer orbit and station keeping operations. This contract creates six jobs in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and Pleasanton, California.

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LADO Contract Announcement

Braxton Technologies of Colorado Springs announces that it has signed a 5 year agreement with 309th Software Maintenance Group from Hill Air Force Base, Utah, which includes 1 base year and four option years to provide Launch and Early Orbit, Anomaly Resolution and Disposal Operations Telemetry, Tracking & Commanding and Simulation Software Sustainment Advisory and Assistance Services.

The awarded value of this effort is approximately three million dollars excluding all unexercised options. The total approximate value if all Options are exercised is 14.6 million dollars. This effort is a continuation of support Braxton has previously provided to the Air Force through several prime contractors since 2001. The primary tasks performed under this effort include support for new launch of the current GPS family of satellites, as well as anomaly resolution for the constellation in general and disposal operations for satellites that have reached the end of their useful life. Ken O’Neil, Braxton’s President and Chief Operating Officer, noted upon signing the agreement that “we are looking forward to a long and prosperous relationship with our newest customer at the 309th, and we feel blessed to provide a service to our nation supporting billions of people worldwide each and every day.”

CPASC Contract Win

Braxton Technologies announced today that they have signed a 5 year, 4.5 million dollar subcontract with Kratos Defense & Security Solutions for work on the Consolidated (CCS-C) Sustainment and Production Contract (CPASC). The CPASC contract enables a unified Command and Control (C2) capability for the 50th Space Wing’s complete family of MILSATCOM satellite programs. By employing standards-based systems and an open architecture approach, the 50th Space Wing efficiently and cost-effectively supports legacy and emerging satellite platforms and programs. Braxton Technologies will provide simulation and human machine interface software sustainment services as well as reliability, maintainability and availability systems engineering and Technical Documentation Services. Ken O’Neil Braxton’s president and chief operation officer noted that “The CPASC Contract is an excellent addition to our portfolio as we now support the four major mission groups at Schriever Air Force Base including MILSATCOM, GPS, DMSP and the NRO. We are also looking forward to a long and prosperous relationship with our newest mission partners at Kratos Defense.” Braxton will add 5 new local jobs for the effort slated to begin 1 February.

Braxton on Winning Raytheon GPS OCX Team

Braxton Technologies, LLC today confirmed it is part of the Raytheon Company-led team that has been awarded the U.S. Air Force contract for the Global Positioning System (GPS) advanced control segment (OCX), the new ground system for the critical GPS satellite constellation. This contract will continue the Raytheon Team’s initial achievements from the down-select contract, also known as Phase A, into full GPS OCX development, deployment and sustainment.

The OCX program will revolutionize GPS operations. The new control system will focus on transformational military and civil requirements worldwide, including advanced anti-jam capabilities, improved system security, expanded accuracy, and increased reliability. GPS OCX will fully support GPS III and legacy GPS satellites, and will be based on a modern service-oriented architecture that integrates government and industry open system standards.

In addition to the new contract, Braxton supplies the commercial command and control (C2) products that form the heart of the GPS Launch/Early Orbit, Anomaly Resolution and Disposal Operations (GPS LADO) system that has controlled the launches of all GPS satellites launched since October 2007.

Braxton GPS OCX Program Manager, Jeroen “Dutch” Heuzen, puts it all into perspective. “To Braxton, our customer’s mission always comes first,” he points out. “We have made this the primary focus of our GPS LADO work for almost a decade, and we relish the opportunity to bring the same focus and enthusiasm to the Raytheon GPS OCX Team and its U.S. Air Force customer.”

CEO, Frank Backes, agrees. “GPS has become the heartbeat of the planet, and Braxton commits to offering next-generation architectures and state-of-the-need products to continue GPS success. The confidence placed in us by Raytheon and the Air Force serves as a foundation for Braxton to continue our investment in command and control systems capable of meeting the extensive needs of our diverse customer base.”

Braxton is scheduled to begin GPS OCX work immediately at Raytheon’s Aurora, Colo. facility and supporting locations.

About Braxton Technologies

Braxton Technologies, LLC provides products and professional services for government and commercial missions. Braxton’s ACE Premier™ product suite includes tailorable applications, tools, and simulators that dramatically reduce risk and accelerate deployment of command and control systems. Braxton is headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colo.