The European Govsatcom demonstration project is on schedule to start providing secure satellite communications services to governmental users next summer, according to Holger Lueschow, satellite communications program manager at the European Defence Agency (EDA).
The low-Earth-orbit sun-synchronous mission will carry a panchromatic and multispectral camera.
The military is looking for ways to tap into the space boom, said General Sir Chris Deverell, commander the U.K. Joint Forces Command.
It's the only one currently planned for the length of the so-called Wideband AoA, though the Pentagon will hold meetings with industry leadership
Georgia-based company DataPath will be the U.S. Army’s new lead support for satcom field services, as well as supporting the Pentagon’s Combatant Commands, after winning a more-than $300 million contract, the company announced.
The next Wideband Global Satcom satellite is ready for a planned Dec. 7 launch, U.S. Air Force officials told reporters during a press call-in Tuesday.