Tag Archives: satellite communication

Gen. David Thompson: Space Force to Establish Commercial Space Services Organization

Gen. David Thompson

Vice Chief of Space Operations Gen. David Thompson said the U.S. Space Force will expand the responsibilities of one of its offices to cover assessment and acquisition of commercial space services in addition to its oversight of commercial satellite communications. Thompson shared that the Commercial Satellite Communications Office will turn into a “commercial services office” following the creation of the Space Systems Command.

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GAO: Program Delays Prevent DOD From Rolling Out Jam-Resistant GPS Tech

Narrowband Satellite

A Government Accountability Office (GAO) report has found that the Department of Defense (DOD) is yet to achieve widespread use of the “M-code” GPS technology due to limitations in satellite equipment to accommodate the jam-resistant capability. GAO said Tuesday that the DOD has seen delays in installing receiver equipment for satellites that will enable them to broadcast M-code signals.

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Space News: US Air Force Eyes New Satellites for Wideband Satcom Demand

The U.S. Air Force has examined the possibility of a new three-satellite constellation as part of an effort to meet the Defense Department’s future wideband communications requirements, Space News reported Tuesday. Mike Gruss writes the three-satellite constellation remains an abstract idea for the Air Force at present and is in the …

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US Army-Built Nanosatellite Seeks to Provide Voice, Data Communications to Remote Area-based Soldiers

The U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command and the Army Forces Strategic Command have developed a nanosatellite constellation designed to provide beyond-line-of-sight voice and data communications to uniformed personnel assigned in remote areas, the Army reported Monday. Jason B. Cutshaw writes the 5-kilogram cube satellite, dubbed SNaP, has multifunctional …

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