Army seeks to harness growing power of commercial satellites to bolster network communications

By Evan Ochsner / August 25, 2022 at 4:13 PM
ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, MD -- As companies like SpaceX continue to expand their satellite networks, the Army sees an opportunity to harness commercial technology in support of tactical communications. Within this growing array of commercial satellites, the Army sees an opportunity for more resilient communications, where more companies and more satellites mean more backups and more resiliency. SpaceX, along with other companies like Viasat, OneWeb and Telesat, are fielding increasingly capable networks of commercial satellites. But each of those companies...

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