Tag Archives: Wideband Global SATCOM

Inmarsat's Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch Talks Satcom as a Service, Wideband Global Satcom at Kratos Podcast

Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch, senior vice president of government strategy and policy for Inmarsat Government, said in a Kratos Defense & Security Solutions podcast aired Wednesday that satellite communications as a service works to provide military and commercial users with a “full end-to-end“ communications capability. Cowen-Hirsch told Constellations podcast moderator John Gilroy that …

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Universal Switching to Supply Data Distribution Systems for Canada WGS Program

General Dynamics has awarded Universal Switching a contract to provide data distribution for satellite command and control systems that will help connect Canada’s military to the Wideband Global SATCOM satellite constellation. Universal Switching said Aug. 22 it will supply its S64530 Digital RS-530 switching system to aid Canada’s participation in the WGS constellation, …

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Boeing, Air Force Test Aircraft-Terminal Communications via Airborne Networking Tech

Boeing and the U.S. Air Force have demonstrated the capacity of an airborne networking system to facilitate and secure communications between multiple aircraft and ground stations. The company said Monday its Talon HATE networking system helped F-15C pilots share information via the military’s Link 16, Common Data Link and Wideband Global Satellite Communications System during a …

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Inmarsat's Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch on Commercial Satcom Services’ Interoperability With Military Satcom

Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch, senior vice president for government strategy and policy at Inmarsat, said in an interview aired Monday on Federal News Radio that commercial satellite communications services play a critical role in military communications amid delays and other challenges facing military satcom programs. Cowen-Hirsch told Federal Tech Talk host John Gilroy that a …

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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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Intelsat General's Skot Butler Talks Multi-Band Satcom Services, Air Force's Wideband Analysis of Alternatives

Skot Butler, president of Intelsat General, has said he thinks there will be a demand for multi-band satellite communications services within the Defense Department in an effort to provide users with more choices, Space News reported Tuesday. Butler told SpaceNews editor-in-chief Brian Berger in an interview that the U.S. Air Force's Wideband …

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Inmarsat’s Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch Pitches Global Xpress Satellite Network Features for Govt Users

Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch, a senior vice president at Inmarsat, has listed six attributes of the company’s Global Xpress commercial satellite network intended to help fulfill requirements of mobile government users. Cowen-Hirsch wrote in a blog post published Tuesday Global Xpress is a globally-available commercial wideband network that works to meet the U.S. government’s mobile and interoperable communication …

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Newtec to Supply Satellite Modem for Canada’s Auror Aircraft Modernization Efforts

General Dynamics‘ Mission Systems-Canada subsidiary has awarded Newtec a contract to provide an ATR-sized airborne modem to Canada in support of the country’s efforts to modernize its CP-140 Aurora patrol aircraft fleet. Canada’s defense department will install Newtec’s MDM9000 Satellite Modem to the Aurora as part of the military’s Aurora Incremental Modernization Project Block IV program, Newtech …

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