Mynaric receives first award under DARPA's Space-BACN laser communications program

By Courtney Albon / December 29, 2021 at 12:00 PM
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has selected optical communications company Mynaric to compete to develop laser communication terminals that will connect satellites in low-Earth orbit. The company is the first to be awarded an other transaction agreement under DARPA’s Space-Based Adaptive Communications Node, or Space-BACN, program. The program’s goal of developing low size, weight, power and cost (SWaP-C) laser communications terminals that can connect satellite systems with different optical intersatellite links is foundational to the Pentagon’s vision for mosaic...

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