Thursday, April 10, 2008

Powerful New U.S. Military Satellite to Debut Over Pacific

A Reuters newswire article, via, reports that:

The United States is set to start operating a powerful new military communications satellite over the Pacific next week, the first of a planned six-satellite network that will boost data flows 10-fold, the Air Force Space Command has said.

On its own, the maiden Boeing Co-built Wideband Global Satellite will provide more capacity for video, data and voice than the entire group of 10 or so satellites it is designed to replace, the command said.

Launched in October, the first satellite must still undergo another three months or so of testing and evaluation even as it starts "real-world" operation [...]

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