Air Force Takes Control of 6th Boeing Wideband Satellite; Craig Cooning Comments

satellite airforceThe U.S. Air Force has assumed operational control of a sixth Boeing-made wideband satellite designed to facilitate military communications for the U.S. and its allies.

Australia funded the latest satellite to enter service under the Wideband Global SATCOM program, Boeing said Thursday.

Craig Cooning, vice president and general manager of Boeing’s space and intelligence systems business, said the six satellites work to give warfighters access to information.

Boeing is working on four more WGS spacecraft at a company facility in El Segundo, Calif. under a block II series contract.

The company says WGS-8 and the succeeding satellites will each have a digital channelizer built to boost data transfer rate by more than 90 percent.

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