With the task to test the Starlink satellite broadband service, the US Army has signed a three year deal with SpaceX.
The deal has done when the Army and Spacex signed a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement, as per the report of Army to the news organization.
So, from now Army to the news organization. So, from now Army can use Starlink broadband to determine whether it should be taken for wider use.
“CARDAS are mostly used by the military to measure technologies and services from the private sector before it commits to purchasing them”, reports out by the SpaceX.
The final word with SpaceX is about to serve rights the Army to understand potential applications of state-of-the-art advancements in commercial RF Satcom as the new Starlink LEO constellation and modern SATCOM terminal developments capable of tracking LEO satellite.
The project will examine by Combat Capabilities Development Command’s CSISR Centre at the Army’s Aberdeen Proving Ground in Maryland.
Previously the Army has signed CRADAS “with companies like Kratos and SES to assess the use of commercial SATCOM,” written by Space news.
The Army is basically focusing on boosting its satellite connectivity because its current system that accesses geostationary satellites has high latency and low capacity.”
The Army’s operation centers of through large dishes that are mounted on trailers”, clarified by Space News, while writing one Army official as saying the current system is like a soda straw because it doesn’t provide technologically when to support its users.
As per the Space News, “To use LEO broadband like Starlink the Army will need flat panel antennas to follow many satellites and the cost of instruments Army units with new ground terminals will be the bigger issues that investigated by CRADA.