Blazing the Trail to Operationally Responsive Space
The PTR Group is a key solution provider to the TacSat-1 program currently under development at the US Naval Research Lab (NRL). The TacSat-1 spacecraft, due to be launched in early 2006, will enable responsive real-time imagery and data to be collected and distributed directly to US military commands.
The PTR Group has been a key contributor in the support and development of solutions for the VxWorks and Linux-based spacecraft software and other mission control systems. The TacSat-1 program was featured as the cover article of the April 2005 Linux Journal. Our role will continue and expand with the development of the next generation of this satellite platform, TacSat-2, TacSat-3, and TacSat-4.