LOS ANGELES AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. — The Next Generation OPIR Geosynchronous Earth Orbiting (GEO) satellite program, commonly referred to as NGG, achieved another major milestone in 2019 by completing its system/ground and space vehicle preliminary design review (PDR) Sept. 27, 2019.
Next Generation OPIR will provide a capable, resilient, and defensible space-based global missile warning capability against emerging threats.
As the Air Force pushes for rapid delivery of the first NGG satellite for launch by 2025, this milestone demonstrates the program is on track and will now proceed with a 12-month PDR campaign at the subsystem and component level.
“The combined government and contractor team has demonstrated its ability to move with deliberate speed over the past 18 months while maintaining the technical and programmatic rigor needed to ensure success. I am pleased with the progress we have made and look forward to the remainder of the PDR campaign over the next year.,” said Col. Dennis Bythewood, the Space and Missile Systems Center’s program executive officer for Space Development.
“NGG is a critical piece of our missile warning architecture that will deliver a capable, defensible system to counter determined adversaries. While the program acceleration to meet this threat ...