Goodrich to Support Japan's Next Generation Advanced Observation Satellite

CHARLOTTE, N.C. , Feb. 11, 2009 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Goodrich Corporation (NYSE: GR) has been selected to provide optical subassemblies for a new space-based telescope as part of Japan's Advanced Satellite with New system ARchitecture for Observation (ASNARO) project. Work will be performed by Goodrich's ISR Systems team in Danbury, Conn.

Under contract to NEC and NEC Toshiba Space Systems, Ltd. (NTSpace), Goodrich will design, fabricate, align and test the mirror assemblies for the new system, as well as integrate the optical subassembly into the telescope structure.

The ASNARO project aims to develop Japan's next generation small satellite bus system, with the first mission designed for a high performance telescope for Earth observation. The system is expected to be launched in 2011.

"This program expands our international presence while building on our successful relationship with Japan's space industry," said Tom Bergeron , president, ISR Systems at Goodrich. "In applying our advanced optics technology to this extraordinary new platform, we are leveraging our experience in bringing space capabilities to market quickly and affordably."

Goodrich's experience in working with Japan's space industry includes delivering optical subassemblies to NEC and NTSpace for telescopes currently operating on the Panchromatic Remote-sensing Instrument for Stereo Mapping (PRISM) system for the Japanese Advanced Land Observation Satellite (ALOS).

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