The U.S. Air Force Space and Missile Center (Air Force)
SSL, a Maxar Technologies company and provider of satellite and spacecraft systems, will help define next-generation protected communications for the U.S. Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC). SSL will develop, test and analyze antenna subsystem prototypes through a contract with the Space Enterprise Consortium managed by Advanced Technology International.
Leveraging its knowledge of trends in satellite communications and next-generation advances both in space and on the ground, SSL will create antenna subsystem prototypes that demonstrate key technologies for a resilient, cost-effective and high performance protected tactical satcom capability. The study builds on previous SSL studies to develop and demonstrate next-generation military satellite communications architectures for the SMC.
“There are more than 85 SSL-built communications satellites currently in orbit, and we are proud to leverage that experience to further expand and support U.S. Air Force capabilities,” said SSL Government Systems President Richard White.
This story was originally published on ViaSatellite.