Free Newsletters - Space - Defense - Environment - Energy - Solar - Nuclear
..
. Military Space News .




MILITARY COMMUNICATIONS
Boeing-built WGS-5 Satellite Enhances Tactical Communications for Warfighters
by Staff Writers
Cape Canaveral, FL (SPX) May 27, 2013


WGS-5, part of the upgraded Block II series, will continue to extend the global reach of the WGS system to more users.

Boeing has received the first on-orbit signals from the fifth Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS) satellite it is delivering to the U.S. Air Force to give warfighters greater access to fast, secure communications that help them complete their missions more safely and effectively.

After reaching final orbit, WGS-5 will complete several maneuvers and tests before beginning operations.

WGS-5, part of the upgraded Block II series, will continue to extend the global reach of the WGS system to more users. The spacecraft and its ground terminals can operate in X- and Ka-band frequencies, and coverage areas can be shaped to meet users' needs.

WGS-5 also adds additional bandwidth to the system, addressing a critical need of the U.S. Department of Defense.

"This satellite is going to strengthen an important tool that warfighters count on to be successful and safe," said Craig Cooning, vice president and general manager of Boeing Space and Intelligence Systems.

WGS-5 launched on a United Launch Alliance Delta IV vehicle today at 8:27 pm Eastern time from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.

Controllers in Australia confirmed initial contact with the spacecraft 59 minutes later, indicating that the vehicle is functioning normally and ready to be moved into geosynchronous Earth orbit.

A unit of The Boeing Company, Boeing Defense, Space and Security is one of the world's largest

.


Related Links
Boeing
Read the latest in Military Space Communications Technology at SpaceWar.com






Comment on this article via your Facebook, Yahoo, AOL, Hotmail login.

Share this article via these popular social media networks
del.icio.usdel.icio.us DiggDigg RedditReddit GoogleGoogle




Memory Foam Mattress Review
Newsletters :: SpaceDaily :: SpaceWar :: TerraDaily :: Energy Daily
XML Feeds :: Space News :: Earth News :: War News :: Solar Energy News





MILITARY COMMUNICATIONS
General Dynamics to Deliver U.S. Army's Newest Tactical Ground Station Intelligence System
Scottsdale AZ (SPX) May 24, 2013
The U.S. Army awarded a contract to General Dynamics C4 Systems for 10 vehicle-mounted Tactical Ground Station (TGS) Lot D systems with an option for 11 additional systems. The TGS system is part of the Distributed Common Ground System-Army (DCGS-A), the Army's primary deployed system for posting, processing and distributing intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance information in real ... read more


MILITARY COMMUNICATIONS
Jordan seeks to deploy Patriot missiles: minister

Lockheed Martin Completes Milestone for Training Element of United States Ballistic Missile Defense System

US missile defense still plagued by technical doubts

Raytheon's newest Standard Missile-3 takes out complex, separating short-range ballistic missile target

MILITARY COMMUNICATIONS
Defense Acquisition Board approves Standard Missile-6 full-rate production

Lockheed Martin and the MDA Conduct Test of New Air-Launched Missile Target Prototype

ESSM intercept of high-diving threat proves expanded defensive capability

Israel 'determined' to halt Syria missile deal: minister

MILITARY COMMUNICATIONS
German railways to use mini drones to stop graffiti

Northrop Grumman, US Navy Complete Triton Unmanned Aircraft's First Flight

Raytheon delivers electronic jamming capability for Gray Eagle UAS

Israel said to be world leader in UAV exports

MILITARY COMMUNICATIONS
General Dynamics to Deliver U.S. Army's Newest Tactical Ground Station Intelligence System

Boeing-built WGS-5 Satellite Enhances Tactical Communications for Warfighters

US Navy And Lockheed Martin Deliver Secure Communications Satellite For Mobile Users

Making frequency-hopping radios practical

MILITARY COMMUNICATIONS
Facial recognition technology proves its mettle

Warrior Web Prototype Takes Its First Steps

Lockheed Martin Conducts First EMD Flight Test of New GMLRS Warhead

DARPA Seeks Technology to Radically Improve Dismounted Squad Situational Awareness, Communication Effectiveness

MILITARY COMMUNICATIONS
Manila confirms boost to military spending

New Zealand beefs up defense spending

Unspent billions of Chilean defense fund remain a mystery

US, Oman talk $2.1 bln defense deal

MILITARY COMMUNICATIONS
China-US relationship at critical juncture: Xi

Chinese PM singles out Germany for EU visit

China, US to try new tone in desert outing

Asia tension could lead to conflict: Philippine FM

MILITARY COMMUNICATIONS
Understanding freezing behavior of water at the nanoscale

Kinks and curves at the nanoscale

RUB physicists let magnetic dipoles interact on the nanoscale for the first time

Squishy hydrogels may be the ticket for studying biological effects of nanoparticles




The content herein, unless otherwise known to be public domain, are Copyright 1995-2014 - Space Media Network. AFP, UPI and IANS news wire stories are copyright Agence France-Presse, United Press International and Indo-Asia News Service. ESA Portal Reports are copyright European Space Agency. All NASA sourced material is public domain. Additional copyrights may apply in whole or part to other bona fide parties. Advertising does not imply endorsement,agreement or approval of any opinions, statements or information provided by Space Media Network on any Web page published or hosted by Space Media Network. Privacy Statement