Development of lightweight commmunications terminals could transcend military use
A DARPA-funded technology contract aimed at improving satellite communications among warfighters has applications that transcend the battlefield for use in the commercial marketplace.
LGS Innovations, a Herndon, Virginia-based technology company that traces its heritage to the Bell Labs innovation incubator, is drawing on that heritage and its own investments to develop lightweight laser-communications terminals for eventual spaceflight tests on a pair of DARPA spacecraft that weigh less than 100 lbs. each.
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