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Boeing Develops New Satellite for Air Force’s Wideband Global Satcom Program; Troy Dawson Quoted

Boeing has created a new communication satellite technology in an effort to increase the bandwidth and signal performance of the U.S. Air Force-operated Wideband Global Satcom System. WGS-11 is a variant of the company's 702 satellite and is designed to transmit multiple coverage beams that would follow flying aircraft, Boeing said Thursday.

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General Dynamics Updates MUOS Satellite Waveform for Navy Digital Radios; Carlo Zaffanella Comments

General Dynamics has updated and tested the Mobile User Objective System‘s waveform technology built to support software-based radios of the U.S. Navy.  The company said Monday MUOS WFv3.1.5 is designed to help Navy personnel transmit voice, data and video communications via the military satellite communications network when they perform onshore and offshore missions. “There …

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ULA’s Delta IV Rocket Launches 9th Boeing-Built WGS Military Comms Satellite Into Space

United Launch Alliance launched a Boeing-built satellite into orbit Saturday aboard a Delta IV rocket to provide military communications support for the U.S. military and six of the country’s allies. The ninth Wideband Global SATCOM satellite with  updated digital channelizers that are designed to nearly double the bandwidth of earlier satellites in the WGS system, Boeing said …

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ULA Postpones WGS-9 Military Satellite Launch to Fix Rocket Booster Glitch

United Launch Alliance has decided to postpone the scheduled March 8 launch of a follow-on Wideband Global Satcom satellite as the Lockheed Martin–Boeing joint venture works to resolve a first-stage booster glitch found on a Delta IV rocket during its prelaunch inspection. ULA said Saturday it now plans to launch the U.S. Air Force‘s WGS-9 satellite no earlier than …

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Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch: Satcom-as-a-Service Model to Address DoD Resiliency Requirements

Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch, a senior vice president at Inmarsat, has pitched the idea of a satellite communications-as-a-service model as key to help the Defense Department achieve an integrated architecture for military satellite communications. Cowen-Hirsch wrote in an guest piece for MilSat Magazine that military officials face budget challenges due to spending limits as …

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Rick Lober: Hughes, Airbus Segment Expand Military Satcom Tech Partnership

Hughes Network Systems has expanded a partnership with Airbus‘ defense and space segment in efforts to address military customers’ tactical communications requirements. Airbus DS will distribute all models of Hughes’ satellite networking technology HM System while latter company will market the former’s Skynet military satcom services to U.S. government customers as part of the agreement, …

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Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch: Inmarsat Looks to Support Military Ka-Band Connectivity Through Global Xpress

Inmarsat‘s $1.6 billion investment into its Global Xpress commercial broadband network aims to offer an integrated satellite communications architecture with global Ka-band connectivity for military users, a company executive has said. Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch, Inmarsat senior vice president of U.S. government strategy and policy, wrote in a blog post published Wednesday that Global Xpress works …

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