Intelsat General Awarded Air Force Contract to Study Commercialization of Satellite Control Network

By |December 19th, 2014|

Published on Wednesday, 22 October 2014 19:58BETHESDA, Md.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Intelsat General Corp. (IGC) is one of four companies awarded a contract by the United States Air Force (USAF) to study the viability of using commercial facilities and operations expertise for the tracking, telemetry and command (TT&C) of government satellites. The goal of the contract, known as the Air Force Satellite Control Network (AFSCN) Commercial Provisioning (CP) study, is to provide USAF Space Command with a detailed plan for leveraging commercial TT&C facilities and capabilities to substantially reduce operations and maintenance costs while enabling the government to meet national security space objectives and warfighter operational needs. The USAF has stated that a future space concept of operations could include a mix of government and commercial command and control networks. […]

Boeing Commercial Satellite Services

By |December 19th, 2014|

Boeing Commercial Satellite Services will work with the owners of satellite systems to market available bandwidth on active systems as [...]