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Seventh Boeing Wideband Military Satellite Transmits Initial Signals; Dan Hart Comments

Seventh Boeing Wideband Military Satellite Transmits Initial Signals; Dan Hart Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event

BoeingLogo1 EbizBoeing received initial on-orbit signals from its Wideband Global SATCOM 7 satellite following the spacecraft’s Wednesday launch at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.

The company said Thursday it built WGS-7 to deliver 17 percent more communications bandwidth capacity to the U.S. military and allied forces.

Dan Hart, vice president of Boeing’s government space systems unit, said the company expects the WGS-7 to WGS-10 satellite programs to save the U.S. Air Force more than $150 million.

Boeing will build the next three tactical communication satellites with a digital payload technology designed to boost user connectivity.

The Air Force is scheduled to launch WGS-8 in late 2016.

Harris, CPqD to Help Brazil Monitor Airspace Control Equipment; Reinaldo Rezende Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event

Harris, CPqD to Help Brazil Monitor Airspace Control Equipment; Reinaldo Rezende Comments

Wes Anderson on Microsoft's Interactive Data Push for Agencies, GovCon's Tech 'Drivers' - top government contractors - best government contracting event

Wes Anderson on Microsoft’s Interactive Data Push for Agencies, GovCon’s Tech ‘Drivers’