AFRL launches Recurve satellite with Virgin Orbit

By Michael Marrow / July 8, 2022 at 3:20 PM
The Air Force Research Laboratory Space Vehicles Directorate successfully deployed a new satellite called Recurve in the early hours of July 2, launching on a rocket carried by a Virgin Orbit aircraft to climb into low-earth orbit. Officials plan to demonstrate enhanced capabilities to support warfighters through Recurve, including multidomain mesh networking and alternative positioning, navigation and timing systems. The roughly desktop computer-sized satellite, according to AFRL Space Vehicles Directorate’s Integrated Experiments and Evaluations Division chief Lt. Col. David Johnson,...

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