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Increased bandwidth ready for launch

8th December 2016 - 09:04 GMT | by Beth Maundrill in London


The eighth Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS) satellite was launched on the evening of 7 December and highlights an ongoing requirement for increased bandwidth.

This latest WGS satellite has a new payload that promises to provide almost double the bandwidth compared with previous WGS satellites. 

WGS-8 features an upgraded Boeing-built digital channelizer which will provide the bandwidth enhancement, this will be included in WGS-9 and -10 which are scheduled for launch in March 2018 and in 2018 respectively. WGS-8 was launched on a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Delta IV rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. 

It will go through several

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Beth Maundrill


Beth Maundrill

Beth is Deputy Editor - Land at Shephard Media, managing coverage across all formats of …

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