COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., April 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) is showcasing the depth and breadth of its space solutions at the 27th annual National Space Symposium April 11-14 in Colorado Springs.
Raytheon will feature in booth No. 202 advanced capabilities in three key areas that support the space mission: Sensing; Command, Control, Communications and Intelligence (C3I); and Mission Support.
Among Raytheon's innovative space technologies to be demonstrated are Space Fence, which provides space situational awareness; the Joint Polar Satellite System Common Ground System; the Global Positioning System Advanced Control Segment; VIIRS (Visible/Infrared Imager Radiometer Suite) next-generation environmental monitoring system; the Responder rapidly deployable space payload; hyperspectral imaging from space; and Rapid Thunder mission support.
Sponsored by the Space Foundation, National Space Symposium is the premier gathering of the global space community, with participants from the civil, commercial and national security sectors of the space industry.
Raytheon will be playing a prominent role in this year's program. As part of the company's sponsorship of the James E. Hill Lifetime Achievement Award Luncheon, Lynn Dugle, president of Raytheon Intelligence and Information Systems (IIS), will address attendees and speak to Raytheon's capabilities in the space arena.
Steve Hawkins, vice president, IIS Information Security Solutions, will participate on "The Human Dimension of Cybersecurity" panel during the symposium's Cyber 1.1 event, which Raytheon is also sponsoring. Lynn Mortensen, vice president, IIS Engineering, will discuss Raytheon's commitment to science, technology, engineering and math education as a member of the "Education and the Bottom Line" panel.
Former NASA astronauts Danny Olivas and Don McMonagle, now Raytheon employees, will share their space experiences with local students April 14 in a fun educational session in Raytheon's booth.
Raytheon Company, with 2010 sales of $25 billion, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, homeland security and other government markets throughout the world. With a history of innovation spanning 89 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration and other capabilities in the areas of sensing; effects; and command, control, communications and intelligence systems, as well as a broad range of mission support services. With headquarters in Waltham, Mass., Raytheon employs 72,000 people worldwide.
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