Raytheon delivered new space based hyper-spectral imaging payload designed to spot that could help troops identify potential threats on the ground such as weapons, equipment and combatants. The sensor called ARTEMIS (Advanced Responsive Tactically Effective Military Imaging Spectrometer) was developed as an experimental device, under a U.S. $14 million program within 15 months. The new payload was developed to address the U.S. Air Force’s responsive-space approach, addressing the rapid development, assembly and deployment of satellites and their cargo. Conceivably, systems could be assembled, loaded and launched into low-earth orbit within a week, compared to months or years required for the conventional processes.

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