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Brig. Gen. Robert Collins: Army Working on Establishing Operational Satellite Network by 2027

BG Robert Collins

Brig. Gen. Robert Collins, the U.S. Army's program executive officer for command, control, communications-tactical (PEO C3T), said he expects low- and medium-Earth orbit constellations to become fully mature in seven years. He noted that the Army plans to deploy the satellites to expand bandwidth capacities while leveraging reduced latency and smaller ground infrastructure.

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Maxar Successfully Launches BSAT-4b Satellite; Megan Fitzgerald, Tatsuhiko Inoue Quoted

Megan Fitzgerald

Maxar Technologies has successfully launched the BSAT-4b satellite, built for Broadcasting Satellite System Corporation (B-SAT). Maxar’s BSAT-4b will function as a back-up geostationary satellite to BSAT-4a, which is co-located at 110 degrees East longitude. BSAT-4b has been equipped with 24 Ku-band transponders. 

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DIU Selects Ball Aerospace to Develop Prototype Antenna for Navy Ships; Dr. Jake Sauer Quoted

Dr. Jake Sauer

Ball Aerospace has been selected by the Defense Innovation Unit (DIU) to develop a prototype of a multi-band, low-observable satellite communications antenna for the U.S. Navy's stealth ships, the DDG 1000 Zumwalt-class destroyers, the company reported on Tuesday.

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Space Force, UK Defense Ministry Conduct Protected Tactical Waveform Demo

PTW Demo

The U.S. Space Force and the U.K. defense ministry have carried out a demonstration of the Protected Tactical Waveform (PTW) over the U.K. government’s Skynet satellite system. The July 13 demonstration conducted using a multiband test terminal as part of the Protected Anti-jam Tactical SATCOM program showcased PTW’s anti-jam capability and data rates.

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NOAA Officials Set Sights on Commercial Remote Sensing Rule Implementation

National Oceanic

The Department of Commerce published in May the final rule for commercial remote sensing satellite platforms and officials at the department's National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said the challenge now lies in the implementation of the new regulations, SpaceNews reported Monday.

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Intelsat 901 Satellite Returns to Service Using Northrop Grumman’s MEV-1; Mike DeMarco, Tom Wilson Quoted

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Intelsat has announced that Intelsat 901 has returned to service after the successful docking with the first Mission Extension Vehicle (MEV-1) from Northrop Grumman and the company’s subsidiary, SpaceLogistics, Intelsat announced on Friday

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