SAN DIEGO, May 8, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (Nasdaq:KTOS), a leading National Security Solutions provider, announced today that an EPOCH IPS ground system from Kratos Integral Systems International (Kratos ISI) is providing command and control for two micro-satellites. Hodoyoshi-3 and Hodoyoshi-4 were developed by the University of Tokyo in the FIRST program of the Cabinet Office of Japan and launched in June 2014. They are now operational and transmitting earth observation images.
The EPOCH IPS system was provided under the contract with Fujitsu Limited Japan and Integral Systems Japan to support development and testing of the micro-satellites at the University of Tokyo and provide command and control for them once in orbit. The program is under the direction of Professor Shinichi Nakasuka, University of Tokyo, School of Engineering/Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics.
The EPOCH T&C Server and the EPOCH Client modules provide command and control for the satellites. The Server provides complete off-the-shelf satellite telemetry and command processing for operations and test environments. The Client provides complete operations capability for real-time monitoring and control of all satellite and ground equipment systems and functions.
Hodoyoshi-3 has 40m and 200m GSD Cameras and Hodoyoshi-4 has a 6m GSD Camera to capture earth remote sensing images. Hodoyoshi-4's first wide-angle camera image was successfully down-linked. Newly developed advanced components such as a high speed X-band transmitter and an ion propulsion system will also be tested on Hodoyoshi-4. A "Hetero Constellation" experiment using two satellites with different capabilities in the same orbital plane will also be carried out.
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Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (Nasdaq:KTOS) is a specialized National Security technology Company providing mission critical products, solutions and services for United States National Security. Kratos' core capabilities are sophisticated engineering, manufacturing and system integration offerings for National Security platforms and programs. Kratos' areas of expertise include Command, Control, Communications, Computing, Combat Systems, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C5ISR), satellite communication systems, electronic warfare, unmanned systems, missile defense, cyber warfare, cybersecurity, information assurance, and critical infrastructure security. Kratos has primarily an engineering and technically oriented work force of approximately 3,600. Substantially all of Kratos' work is performed on a military base, in a secure facility or at a critical infrastructure location. Kratos' primary end customers are National Security related agencies. News and information are available at www.KratosDefense.com.
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