SDA tests communications network with Norway

COLORADO SPRINGS – The Space Development Agency is working closely with Norway to test the communications network underpinning its constellation. SDA is installing a radio-frequency antenna in northern Norway and testing Link 16, an encrypted tactical data protocol used in NATO radios, with Norwegian forces. “We’ll be able to do our command and control through…

Small satellites aim to fill big shoes for military weather data

COLORADO SPRINGS — Orion Space Solutions is looking to demonstrate how shoebox-sized satellites can reliably capture vital meteorological observations that have traditionally required large, more expensive spacecraft.  The company is one of two selected by the U.S. Space Force for the Electro-Optical/Infrared Weather System program, or EWS. The military is considering deploying a distributed architecture…

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