|[July 23, 2014]
SES Awarded Hosted Payload Solutions ID/IQ Contract
MCLEAN, Va. --(Business Wire)--
Global satellite solutions provider SES (News - Alert) Government Solutions (SES GS) is
one of fourteen awardees granted a share of a contract worth in total a
maximum of $494,900,000 under the Hosted Payload Solutions (HoPS)
Program. This indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (ID/IQ) contract
will provide a streamlined method for the U.S. Government to host
government payloads on SES spacecraft.
At a time when many government satellites programs have experienced
schedule delays, cancellations and budgetary challenges, the use of
commercially hosted payloads can maintain or accelerate program
schedules and provide timely and affordable access to space. The U.S.
Air Force broke ground with the Commercially Hosted Infrared Payload
(CHRP) aboard the SES-2 spacecraft, which was launched on September 21,
2011. Missions suitable for hosted payloads include risk reduction
activities, technology advancement missions, flight qualification
missions and operational missions such as earth weather monitoring.
The contract has a five-year ordering period starting July 10, 2014. All
missions and studies under this contract are expected to be completed no
later than January 31, 2029. Space and Missile Systems Center is the
U.S. Government agency responsible for contracting the activity.
About SES Government Solutions www.ses-gs.com
SES Government Solutions, a subsidiary of global satellite operator SES,
is exclusively focused on meeting the satellite communications needs of
the U.S. Government. Leveraging more than three decades of experience in
the government SATCOM market, SES Government Solutions offers robust and
secure satellite-based communications solutions. Supported by SES's
fleet of over 50 satellites offering comprehensive global coverage, SES
Government Solutions offers highly reliable fixed and on-the-move
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