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Lockheed, University Partner for SmallSat Launch Initiative

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Lockheed Martin has partnered with the University of Southern California to launch student-made CubeSat small satellites, SpaceNews reported Tuesday.

Students from the university will produce the CubeSats that will undergo integration with a payload built on Lockheed’s SmartSat software-defined architecture. SmartSat allows satellite operators to conduct in-orbit mission shifts.

The joint effort aims to launch four of these satellites to space within the next couple of years. Momentus, a space logistics startup, will perform launch services for the program.

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Written by Nichols Martin

a staff writer at Executive Mosaic, produces articles on the federal government's technology and business interests. The coverage of these articles include government contracting, cybersecurity, information technology, health care and national security.

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