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L3Harris to Support ULA in Launch of Amazon’s Commercial Satellite Constellation

Integrated Mission Systems
Apr 14, 2022 | 4 MINUTE Read

MELBOURNE, Fla. — L3Harris Technologies (NYSE:LHX) has been selected by United Launch Alliance (ULA) to provide avionics and communication equipment critical to the launch of Amazon’s Project Kuiper commercial satellites over a five-year period.

ULA will launch the majority of the Project Kuiper satellite constellation to bring high-speed, low-latency broadband service to places not reached by traditional networks.

“This award highlights the longstanding ULA and L3Harris partnership that enables competitive launch services,” said Kristin Houston, President, Electro Optical, L3Harris. “We are proud to be a key team member in the launch of this large-scale commercial satellite project to connect unserved and underserved communities around the world.”

L3Harris, ULA’s primary launch avionics partner since 2017, will provide communication transmitters, range safety receivers, power distribution and control, data acquisition, flight computers and inertial measurement units. L3Harris has delivered proven launch avionics and services supporting Atlas V and Delta IV; and L3Harris is the primary provider of avionics for ULA’s new Vulcan Centaur rockets through 2027. L3Harris will continue to assist ULA in providing high-performance, affordable launch services and superior solutions for satellite customers.

L3Harris has more than 60 years of providing highly reliable launch avionics and communications technology resulting in failure-free missions.  

Numerous NASA programs have relied on L3Harris’ expertise and technology – from early spacecraft through the Mercury, Gemini, Apollo, Space Shuttle, International Space Station and Mars missions. L3Harris has supported deep space exploration with work on the Hubble Space Telescope, and now the James Webb and Nancy Grace Roman space telescopes. In addition, the company supports space-based weather forecasting on U.S. and international satellites and has navigation technology on every U.S. GPS satellite.

About L3Harris Technologies
L3Harris Technologies is an agile global aerospace and defense technology innovator, delivering end-to-end solutions that meet customers’ mission-critical needs. The company provides advanced defense and commercial technologies across space, air, land, sea and cyber domains. L3Harris has more than $17 billion in annual revenue and 47,000 employees, with customers in more than 100 countries.

Forward-Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements that reflect management's current expectations, assumptions and estimates of future performance and economic conditions. Such statements are made in reliance upon the safe harbor provisions of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. The company cautions investors that any forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results and future trends to differ materially from those matters expressed in or implied by such forward-looking statements. Statements about system capabilities are forward-looking and involve risks and uncertainties. L3Harris disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.

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