The Space Network Ground Segment Sustainment (SGSS) project has undertaken the monumental task to upgrade ground-based portions of the Space Network (SN). An upgrade effort of this magnitude, while simultaneously maintaining the SN in an operational state, has never before been attempted.
Our mission is to implement a modern ground segment that enables the SN to continue to deliver high-quality services to the SN community, meet stakeholder requirements, and reduce operations and maintenance requirements to maintain the ground terminals. Although there are significant challenges involved with simultaneously modernizing and maintaining the network, the team has planned various strategies to minimize the potential of interruptions in service. SGSS will help preserve the SN’s long legacy and carry its capabilities forward into the future.