By re-baselining the catalog, JMAPS will improve current performance and pave the way for a host of new technologies," said Lt.
End-users ultimately benefit from improvements in the products and capabilities JMAPS provides that are critical to today's warfighting needs.
Together, NRL and USNO have assembled the best team of managers, scientists and engineers to execute the JMAPS mission.
NRL's primary responsibility for the JMAPS program is to construct the satellite that has two major elements designed to support the overall mission of collecting pertinent star data.
Upon launch, the spacecraft JMAPS will observe stars for the next 37 months.
Bryan Dorland, principal investigator for JMAPS at the USNO.