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DSCS III (Defense Satellite Communications System)

Country of Origin: USA

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The Defense Satellite Communications System (DSCS) III was designed by Lockheed Martin Missiles and Space (LMMS) to provide a robust, nuclear-hardened, anti-jam platform that could support uninterrupted high data rate communications.

Fourteen spacecraft were launched. Of those 14, that last four were upgraded as part of the service life enhancement program (SLEP) to provide better antenna/transponder connectivity, increase transponder output by 200 percent and provide a...

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