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21-Year-Old Lockheed Martin Satellite Providing Connectivity for Antarctic Researchers

Thursday, October 13, 2016   (0 Comments)
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Scientists and researchers at the National Science Foundation’s (NSF’s) Amundsen-Scott Station, located at 90 degrees south on the South Pole, are using the Lockheed Martin-built Defense Satellite Communications System (DSCS) satellite DSCS-3-B7 for telecommunications services. Due to the research station’s extreme latitude, communications is difficult even for satellites. In June, the U.S. Air Force satellite took over the role of providing communication and data links between Amundsen-Scott and the U.S. Antarctic Program facility in Christchurch, New Zealand, which serves as the station’s link to the rest of the world.

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