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Artificial intelligence and satellite innovations are driving advancements within the communications industry, and we’re just beginning to see how far these technologies can take us. In an Executive Spotlight with Executive Mosaic, MetTel Vice President of Public Sector Sales and Solution Architecture Don Parente spoke about how low earth orbit satellites, global networks and AI tools can help close the digital divide for government agencies. 

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A General Atomics business unit will demonstrate the capability of its optical communications terminals aboard a satellite in low Earth orbit under a contract with the Space Development Agency. General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems is developing two OCTs for integration with two GA-75 satellites to support data sharing and other on-orbit computing resources.

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Space Systems Command and Microsoft will continue to develop and deploy an augmented reality space simulation platform in support of U.S. Space Force missions under a renewed partnership. The Integrated, Immersive, Intelligent Environment is built on an Azure cloud infrastructure and is powered by Microsoft’s HoloLens headsets designed to enable users to see and interact with satellites and other orbital objects in a scaled space environment, SSC said Friday in a press release received by Executive Mosaic.

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LeoLabs and Aalyria will combine their technology platforms to address space awareness challenges facing government and commercial communications networks across ground, air, sea and space under a partnership agreement. Through the partnership, the two companies will collaborate on contract opportunities, including those with the Department of Defense, according to a joint release published Monday.

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Jupiter 3, an ultra high density satellite operated by EchoStar company Hughes Network Systems, began undergoing over the air testing with ground systems on Nov. 16, following the deployment of its solar array and antennas and the completion of a readiness test by the space systems business of Maxar Technologies, the spacecraft's manufacturer. Hughes said Thursday the satellite will work to increase the company's broadband capacity over North and South America by 500 Gbps, particularly benefiting plans under the HughesNet satellite internet service.

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Scientific Systems was added to a Science Applications International Corp.-led team responsible for creating a cloud-based application factory the Space Development Agency plans to use to support its low-Earth orbit satellite constellation. Aside from development work, the team will also deploy and maintain the Battle Management Command, Control and Communications Application Factory and Secure Interoperability Layer in support of the SDA's Proliferated Warfighter Space Architecture.

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Space Systems Command is seeking information on a new program to develop and deploy small, highly maneuverable broadband satellites to geostationary orbit to provide space-based communications support to the Department of Defense. SSC's Commercial Satellite Communications Office is looking for potential industry sources to support the launch and maintenance efforts for a constellation of microsatellites operating in the GEO arc, according to a notice posted Wednesday on SAM.gov.

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U.S. government officials in the space arena are laser-focused on establishing and maintaining high-bandwidth, low-latency communications between satellite systems. These lines of communication are sent between ground stations and satellites in low-Earth orbit at about 1,000 km distance from the Earth and even as far as geostationary orbit, at about 35,700 km distance from the […] More
Leading U.S. space experts at ExecutiveBiz's Space Technologies Forum on Tuesday discussed whether the recent National Reconnaissance Office request for information with a 90-minute to 500-millisecond parameter on allowance for latency in satellite communications was acceptable or too lenient.If technology-centric dialogues such as these appeal to you and especially if you’re part of the GovCon industry, register today for ExecutiveBiz’s upcoming Trusted AI and Autonomy Forum, scheduled for Sept. 12 at Falls Church, Virginia’s 2941 Restaurant. Register here. More
Leading U.S. space experts at ExecutiveBiz's Space Technologies Forum on Tuesday discussed whether the recent National Reconnaissance Office request for information with a 90-minute to 500-millisecond parameter on allowance for latency in satellite communications was acceptable or too lenient.If technology-centric dialogues such as these appeal to you and especially if you’re part of the GovCon industry, register today for ExecutiveBiz’s upcoming Trusted AI and Autonomy Forum, scheduled for Sept. 12 at Falls Church, Virginia’s 2941 Restaurant. Register here. More
Hughes Network Systems, an EchoStar company, has deployed Jupiter 3, a next-generation ultra-high-density satellite manufactured by Maxar Technologies, to space aboard a SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket. The Ka-band spacecraft, also known as EchoStar XXIV, was released from the launch vehicle three hours and twenty-eight minutes after lift-off from Kennedy Space Center Launch Pad 39A in […] More
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