DARPA selects SwRI’s K-band space crosslink radio for flight development as part of System F6 Program

by Staff Writers
San Antonio, TX (SPX) Jan 07, 2013

The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) recently selected Southwest Research Institute to provide the flight low-rate crosslink wireless communications platform for the System F6 Program.

The System F6 Program, which is envisioned to culminate in an on-orbit demonstration in 2015-2016, is designed to validate a new space mission concept in which a cluster of smaller, wirelessly connected spacecraft replaces the typical single spacecraft carrying numerous instruments and payloads.

Read more: DARPA selects SwRI's K-band space crosslink radio for flight development as part of System F6 Program — Space Daily.

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