Date June 8th 2022
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. — Space Systems Command (SSC) delivered the first of two Enhanced Polar Systems-Recapitalization (EPS-R) payloads to begin integration on Space Norway’s Arctic Satellite Broadband Mission host space vehicles. The second payload is expected to be delivered for integration onto the second host space vehicle by the end of July 2022. SSC’s joint partnership with Norway is allowing the hosted payload to deliver capabilities three years ahead of schedule with potential savings of up to $900 million. A successful integration and testing process will highlight the effectiveness of the U.S. Space Force, Norway’s Ministry of Defense, and Space Norway’s strategic partnership.