ATK is expanding its small agile satellite buses product line targeted to customers in the civil, national security and commercial sectors.
The Arlington, Va.-based company said its A series line — comprised of the A100, A200, A500 and A700 — will feature elevated platforms.
The A100 series is for missions with payloads of less than 31 pounds and was utilized in the NASA THEMIS mission, which required two microsatellites to redirect into new orbits for another mission.
ATK’s A200 series uses a space modular bus for carrying military and scientific payloads.
The company says the bus is onboard NASA’s Earth Observing-1 satellite and the Defense Department’s Operationally Responsive Space-1 satellite.
The ATK A500 series was deployed with the TacSat-3 mission until last April 2012, lasting three years in service and exceeding its original six-month service life, according to ATK.
The A700 series bus serves as the foundation of the new ViviSat Mission Extension Vehicle, introduced in 2011.
MEV docks with a client satellite and transmits substitute attitude controls and propulsion system for satellites running low on fuel.