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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP19 Feb 2021 8:45 p.m. PST

…. If They Work

"Satellites that use lasers to exchange data promise to make military communications faster and harder to intercept if the Pentagon can figure out how to make them work.

With plans to launch a 150-satellite constellation into low-earth orbit by September 2024, the two-year-old Space Development Agency is on a deadline. It has already released a communications standard to be used by four companies supplying the laser gear for a four-satellite experiment called tranche zero, agency director Derek Tournear said Tuesday at a Space Foundation event. And by August, Tournear expects to release a request for proposals that will spell out key details for the "more robust" standard needed for the 150-satellite tranche one…"
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witteridderludo20 Feb 2021 1:09 a.m. PST

Just ask Elon, he deployed his first laser linked Starlinks a week or two ago…

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP20 Feb 2021 10:53 a.m. PST

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