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LGS Innovations to Build Optical Intersatellite Comm Terminals for DARPA; Kevin Kelly Comments

LGS Innovations to Build Optical Intersatellite Comm Terminals for DARPA; Kevin Kelly Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event

Hera Systems satelliteLGS Innovations has been selected to develop optical communication terminals meant to facilitate communication between two micro-satellites of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency in low-Earth orbit.

LGS will build a pair of lightweight, low-power laser communication terminals that DARPA plans to launch on the agency’s small satellites as part of the Inter-Satellite Communication Link initiative, the company said Wednesday.

“Small satellites represent the next generation of global communication technologies,” said Kevin Kelly, CEO of LGS Innovations.

Kelly added that a constellation of small-satellites will help the armed forces send and receive data from around the planet.

DARPA launched the Inter-Satellite Communication Link project in a bid to enable satellites that weigh less than 100 pounds to directly communicate with each other.

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