AFRL positioning Pentagon to tap into commercial space internet constellations

November 6, 2019 at 4:34 PM
The Air Force Research Lab has seen early success testing the operational utility of the growing market for commercial space internet services and is planning to expand its test slate next week to the AC-130. Run out of AFRL's Strategic Development Planning and Experimentation office, the Global Lightning program has run tests connecting the C-12J turboprop aircraft to two SpaceX Starlink satellites, and program manager Brian Beal told reporters this week the service has been impressed with the download speeds...

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