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Latest Wideband Global SATCOM system Stories

2013-12-19 00:20:48

On-the-fly reconfiguration of LinkWayS2® system enables government satcom operation CARLSBAD, Calif., Dec. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- ViaSat Inc. (Nasdaq: VSAT) has successfully demonstrated full-mesh multi spot beam (Fan In/Fan Out) operations over the government-owned WGS-1 satellite with LinkWay(S2) equipped earth terminals configured with the WIN-T software baseline. This demonstration was a collaboration between the U.S. Army and ViaSat aimed at improving the efficiency of multi...

2013-09-09 08:31:50

Up to 10 Mbps Speeds, More Integrated Operations to Better Meet the Mission GERMANTOWN, Md., Sept. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES), the global leader in broadband satellite solutions and services, today announced a significant advancement in rotary wing Beyond-Line-of-Sight (BLOS) SATCOM capabilities by successfully demonstrating data throughputs of up to 10 Mbps through rotor blades and over geostationary satellites to a remote HUB. (Logo:...

Launch of Delta IV WGS-6
2013-08-08 13:17:44

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online On Wednesday, a United Launch Alliance Delta 4 rocket delivered the latest addition to an international network of military communications satellites. The sixth Wideband Global Satcom, or WGS, satellite was paid for by the Australian government and will be used to transmit video conferencing signals and television broadcasts, along with official communications from the United States and its international partners. "These satellites...

2013-08-08 00:20:13

CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION, Fla., Aug. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Delta IV rocket successfully launched the sixth Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS-6) satellite for the U.S. Air Force at 8:29 p.m. EDT today from Space Launch Complex-37. This is ULA's seventh launch in 2013, the 73(rd) launch since the company was formed in December 2006, and the second WGS mission launch this year. "Congratulations to the entire team on today's successful launch of the...

2013-08-08 00:20:09

ATK's Role Includes Propulsion, Composite Structures and Satellite Components ARLINGTON, Va., Aug. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- ATK (NYSE: ATK) propulsion, composite and spacecraft technologies supported today's successful launch of a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Delta IV rocket from Space Launch Complex 37 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. This rocket carried a Wideband Global SATCOM satellite (WGS-6) into orbit for the U.S. Air Force. WGS-6 is the sixth satellite delivered by prime...

2013-06-12 08:32:53

REDONDO BEACH, Calif., June 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) has delivered the second of two payloads that will be hosted on government-owned satellites to bring next-generation protected, Extremely High Frequency (EHF) communications to users in the north polar region (above 65º North). (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121024/LA98563LOGO) Developed for the U.S. Air Force's Enhanced Polar System (EPS), the payload efficiently leverages...

2013-05-25 00:20:12

ATK's Role Includes Propulsion and Composites Structures ARLINGTON, Va., May 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- ATK (NYSE: ATK) propulsion and composite technologies supported today's successful launch of a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Delta IV rocket from Space Launch Complex 37B at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. This rocket carried the Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS-5) into orbit for the U.S. Air Force. WGS-5 is the fifth satellite delivered by prime contractor Boeing as part of the...

2013-05-25 00:20:09

CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION, Fla., May 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Delta IV rocket successfully launched the fifth Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS-5) satellite for the U.S. Air Force at 8:27 p.m. EDT today from Space Launch Complex-37. This mission launched just nine days after ULA successfully launched the GPS IIF-4 satellite last Wednesday, May 15. "United Launch Alliance and our many mission partners continue to focus on mission success, one-launch-at-a-time,"...

2013-05-15 12:20:23

ARLINGTON, Va., May 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- DRS Technologies, Inc., a Finmeccanica Company, announced today that it has received certification for its mobile X46-V Communications On-the-Move Terminal to operate on U.S. Department of Defense high-capacity communication satellites. The certification will allow users of these mobile terminals to connect to the U.S. military's Global Information Grid, giving warfighters greater flexibility and global support. (Logo:...

2012-08-02 10:20:42

EL SEGUNDO, CA, Aug. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - COM DEV USA, LLC, a subsidiary of COM DEV International Ltd. (TSX: CDV), today announced that it has been awarded a contract by Boeing Space and Intelligence Systems to supply equipment for use in the Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS) program.  The contract is valued at approximately US$5 million, and covers the tenth flight set for WGS, a U.S. military communications satellite program.  COM DEV USA will be providing switches, filters,...