NASA Poised To Reap Rewards Of 50-Year Investment In Comsats

NASA Near Earth Network ground station
NASA plans to transition its Near Earth Network ground station service to 100% commercial suppliers in 2023.
Credit: NASA Concepts
Fifty years after pioneering space communications and tracking services, NASA is preparing to tap the growing commercial satellite industry—currently worth nearly $60 billion per year—to not only replace agency-owned and -operated space and ground systems but also expand and enhance its offerings....

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