Press release

ATLAS Space Operations Awarded Project with Space and Missile Systems Center and Defense Innovation Unit

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ATLAS Space Operations, Inc., a leading innovator in ground
communications for the space industry, today announced an agreement to
develop its LINKS platform with the Department of Defense’s Defense
Innovation Unit (DIU). The competitively awarded rapid prototyping
program will run for 12 months, and will deliver a complete satellite
communications platform tailored to the Air Force’s Multi-Band
Multi-Mission requirements, as outlined by the Space and Missile Systems
Center’s Range and Network Systems Division.

The resulting platform will provide several key advantages that have
proven challenging for traditional antenna equipment, including the
ability to communicate with multiple satellites simultaneously, tracking
of resident space objects (RSOs), and providing enhanced telemetry data
to ascending launch vehicles. The man-portable LINKS platform will
increase capacity, flexibility, interoperability, automation and
resiliency of space operations and space lift.

Upon completion of the program, ATLAS will hold demonstrations to
highlight LINKS’ innovative features, cutting edge design, and
multi-mission capabilities to the DIU. The demonstrations will be held
at Schriever Air Force Base in Colorado Springs.

“Working directly with the Air Force will ensure LINKS’ capabilities
precisely meet their requirements,” ATLAS CEO Sean McDaniel said. “This
development process and adherence to the Air Force’s high standards will
ultimately lead to a product that will easily meet or exceed the
requirements of the commercial sector down the road.”

ATLAS Space Operations will be at SATELLITE 2019 at the Walter E.
Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. from May 6-9, at booth
2142. There, attendees can learn more about this development
partnership. ATLAS industry experts will also be on hand to discuss the
latest trends in ground communications, including technology, security
and the new space economy. To book interviews, please use the contact
information below.

About ATLAS Space Operations

ATLAS Space Operations, Inc., based in Traverse City, Michigan, empowers
global access to space through FreedomTM, a simple solution
for processing and analyzing data from space, through a global antenna
network, powered by a revolutionary cloud-based software. ATLAS’s
forward-thinking communications solutions are transforming the space
industry by making ground communications simple, affordable and scalable
than ever before. For more information on ATLAS Space Operations, please