SDA successfully demonstrates space-to-ground transmission using Link 16

By Apurva Minchekar / November 29, 2023 at 12:46 PM
The Space Development Agency yesterday announced it has successfully connected its low Earth orbit satellites with ground-based radios using the Link 16 network during three demonstrations held from Nov. 21 to Nov. 27. Link 16 is a tactical datalink communication system operated by the U.S., NATO and coalition forces to share real-time situational awareness data among all network participants, according to the announcement. “I can’t underscore enough the significance of this technical achievement as we demonstrate the feasibility of the...

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