Teledyne Brown Developing ISS Earth-imaging Platform

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Teledyne Brown Engineering Inc. of Huntsville, Ala., said June 14 that it is developing an Earth imaging platform for the international space station under a cooperative agreement with NASA.

Teledyne Brown said the platform, dubbed the Multi-User System for Earth Sensing (MUSES), will be delivered to NASA in late 2014 for a 2015 launch to the space station.

MUSES will be able to accommodate up to four Earth-viewing instruments simultaneously and offers the ability to change, upgrade and robotically service those instruments. Teledyne Brown said in a press release that it expects MUSES to be “the first commercial imaging system on board the facility.”