Lockheed tests new phased array antenna for US Space Force

September 8, 2020

The single-phased array antenna can connect simultaneously with multiple satellites at once, over multiple frequencies, even if they are in different orbits. The prototype could significantly reduce the terrestrial footprint needed to leverage the Defense Department’s growing portfolio of space-based systems.

On Aug. 31, Lockheed Martin and Ball Aerospace announced that they successfully completed a phased array transmit test for the MBMM antenna, a technology milestone on the path to a full end-to-end satellite communication demonstration. A successful receive test took place in February…


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