Tag Archives: satellite communication

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

Counterspace Weapons

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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