Andrews Space Books Two Microsatellite Orders

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Andrews Space announced Aug. 6 that it will deliver two of its SCOUT-brand Earth-imaging microsatellites to an unidentified customer in 2014.

The SCOUT satellite, based on the company’s Sentry 4000 microbus, can be launched as a secondary payload on a variety of launch vehicles in either a vertical or cantilevered configuration, Andrews Space said in a press release. Each SCOUT spacecraft weighs about 50 kilograms, the company said.

“SCOUT supports a variety of imaging payloads and can provide better than 1.5 meter resolution,” Melissa Wuerl, director of programs and business development for Seattle-based Andrews Space, said in the release.