DARPA Starts Space-BACN LEO Satellite Comms ‘Translator’ Program

DARPA wants to create an “internet of low Earth orbit satellites.”
Credit: DARPA
DARPA has selected 11 teams for phase one of the Space-Based Adaptive Communications Node (Space-BACN) program. The research agency wants to create a low-cost, reconfigurable communications terminal that translates data being passed between satellites using different laser communications standards...

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