Lockheed Martin launches Pony Express 2 demo satellites

By Shelley K. Mesch / April 9, 2024 at 4:57 PM
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO -- Lockheed Martin launched two satellites to demonstrate an autonomous mission testing system intended to fit into the Defense Department's Joint All-Domain Command and Control effort, the company told reporters yesterday. The Pony Express 2 demonstration, which consists of four payloads on two satellites launched in early March, are in final check-out before beginning operations that Vice President of Global Situational Awareness Jeff Schrader said will be able to connect systems and direct communications. PE2, which is...

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